Steven M. Heine
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Steven Mark Heine, age 55 of Fordyce, Nebraska died unexpectedly at his home on Friday, August 28, 2015.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 10:30 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington with Rev. Eric Olsen officiating. Burial will be in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in St. Helena. Visitation will be on Monday from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm with a Vigil Service at 7:00 pm at the Holy Family (Immaculate Conception) Catholic Church in St. Helena. Visitation will begin one hour prior to services on Tuesday at Holy Trinity in Hartington. The Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington is in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Arens, Keith Becker, Edward Lammers, Rob Miller, Jeff Steffen, Dan Steiner, Tom Stevens, and Matt Weindant. Honorary pallbearers are his many nieces and nephews.

Steve was born on April 25, 1960 at Yankton, SD to Gerhardt and Florence (Becker) Heine. He graduated from Cedar Catholic High School in 1978. He married Janet Marie Reimann on July 16, 1994 in St. Helena. Steve proudly lived on the homestead all of his life and loved showing it to people any chance he could. He has been in business with his family all his life with farming, cattle, trucking and ownership of Yankton's north sale barn. Steve loved the business and all the people it involved. He was very proud of where he came from and what he did. He never missed an opportunity of telling others about their 100+ year old operation and he loved showing people the feed yard. Steve loved nothing more than working his business and negotiating deals. Currently he and his brother, Ron, own Heine Farms Feed Yard and Heine Express along with ownership of Heine Farms with his four brothers.

Steve was a member of the Holy Family (Immaculate Conception) Catholic Church in St. Helena and was a former parish council member. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Yankton and was a former member of the Cedar Catholic Booster Club and East Catholic School Board. Steve had many interests, but he particularly loved sports and cards. Steve loved all sports, but he especially found great joy in watching his son Garrett and the Cedar Catholic class of 2015 play through the years. Steve really loved baseball and took time to play on various area teams well into his thirties. He never missed an opportunity to watch a Twins, Vikings or Huskers game and he supported them through good and the bad. Steve loved to play cards and never turned down a game whether if it was friends, family or his beloved poker friends. You would never be able to find a more generous and hospitable man than Steve. You always had a good time with him and you could always count on knowing that your drink would never run dry or your plate never go empty.

Most of all Steve loved his family, his wife and children were the pride and joy of his life. Steve gave them a great life and for that they will always be grateful, they will always do their best to honor his legacy. Not only was he their husband and father, but he was truly their best friend. Steve was never an equestrian fan, but he made sure that he owned numerous horses from the day they were married however he was never quite sure just how many or which horses he really owned. He was very proud of what his daughters accomplished in and out of the arena and made sure they had what they needed to fulfill their dreams. If his family was happy then Steve was happy. It was always evident that he loved each and every member of his extended family with the biggest heart. From his beloved Mother to the youngest of great nieces and nephews he always took time to visit and see how they are doing, but more importantly he took the time to play with them.

Steve is survived by his wife, Janet Heine of Fordyce; 3 children, Garrett Heine who is attending UNL, Ashley and Lauren Heine both at home, his mother, Florence Heine of Yankton; 7 siblings, Gary and Arlene Heine of Yankton; Dion Karras of Yankton; Gene and Aggie Heine of Yankton; Ron Heine of Yankton; Tom and Pat Heine of Yankton; Cindy and Robert Smith of Mission Hill, ; Annette and Don Talsma of Fredricksburg, VA; parents-in-law, Donald and Norma Reimann of Miller, SD; a brother in law Kent and Nora Reimann of Miller, SD; a sister in law, Karen and Mike Opp of Aberdeen, SD and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father Gerhardt Heine, a brother Richard Heine, a sister Mary Heine, a very special aunt Leone Becker, a brother-in-law, Christos Karras, and a nephew, Nicholas Reimann.




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So sorry to hear about Steve. I have a lot of fond memories from high school of Steve. He was a good friend. May your faith give you strength to get you thru this difficult time.

Denise Lammers Webbert


Our deepest sympathies to all the family & friends. Prayers. Steve will be missed.

Scott & Bonnie Lentz


My sympathy to you and your family. I was able to meet Steve at a Fort Dodge meeting many years ago in Omaha, NE. He was a great individual and he will be missed. May God give your family increased strength and courage in these upcoming days.

Dan Fedders-Boehringer Ingelheim.


Thinking of all of you during this difficult time. Prayers for strength and comfort.

Darren and Lynn Paulson


Sending many thoughts and prayers.

Justina Schaefer


Our deepest sympathy to you, Jan and your family. We will miss his friendly personality, smile and true parish and community support. Our prayers are with you.

Gary and Marilyn Kleinschmit


Dear Janet and family, We are so saddened to hear about Steve. Just want you to know you and your family are all in our thoughts and prayers. Praying God will give you strength and comfort at this difficult time.

Dwight and Deb Beukelman


Rich and I want to extend our deepest sympathy to you Janet and your family...we go way back to the beginning sales of Curry Seeds. We are so sorry..

Rich and Mary Burgess


So sorry for your loss. May God be with you throughout this difficult time.

pat kiernan


Sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers

Tim Ballard


The last time I saw Steve, the kids and I had stopped through on our way to Colorado. Janet and I were having a great time, and Steve was out playing poker. I begged Janet to call Steve so he could come home and hang out with us. How many best girlfriends want her husband to come hang out? She called him and put me on the phone. He came home We were up until 4:00 am. It meant the world to me that he did that. I have always loved Steve for making my dear friend so happy. He has been an amazing father and husband. I'm so glad we had that time. I will miss him dearly. I'm sorry that he is gone so soon. Big hugs.

Tonja W.


My deepest sympathy to your entire family. Steve was a wonderful man. May God be with you and yours during this time. Peace be with you.

Tami Albrecht


All of the Curry family are sorry of your loss.

Steve was the most giving person. His love of his family, farm, and faith was unmatched. I learned when he was 19, that he could outplay most everyone in any card game.

We will remember his strength and his compassion. Will keep Steve and his great loving family in or prayers.

David Curry


Janet and family, words cannot express my sorrow for you. I only wish I could mend your broken hearts. Know that you are lifted up in prayer ~ sending you all my love and hugs.

Carla Hoffman


Knew Steve since we played Baseball in the 80's. Always a smile on his face as he would ask me about the Twins. I will miss his enthusiastic " Hi Hilly!" Prayers and Deep sympathy to the family.

Chris Hilson


Mr Steve was a great person always smiling and always up going ,he and his family became more than a customers to us , he became a friend , we are Sorry for your loss,our thoughts and prayers !!!!

Israel at Abby's


May your memories of times together be a comfort to everyone. God bless.

Gary and Becky Inness


My prayers and sympathy at this time of loss, may your memories sustain you and your faith pull you through.

S. Jacquelyn Ernster OSB


I met Steve 3 years ago at the Manfort playing poker. He simply said Steve Heine and shook my hand. I knew I liked him right away and will miss his sense of humor at the card games. Rest in peace my man. 

Tom Brady


Janet, Garret, Ashley and Lauren I am so saddened to hear of your great loss.  My heart aches for your family.  You have all been in our thoughts and prayers.  May you find comfort in your Lord and Savior and in your many wonderful memories of your Dad and Husband.

John and Celeste Anderson


To Garrett & family

Deepest sympathies to your family. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Gary, Kathy and Kory Wagner


To the Family of Steven

God bless all of you in your time of sorrow he will be missed.

The Kelley Family


Janet and family, so sorry for your loss.  Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Kevin and Jackie Kathol, Ashley & Zach


My deepest condolences on the unexpected loss of your beloved husband and father. He leaves a wonderful legacy and may the days ahead brighten.

Dave Lyons


Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

George & Lisa Williams


Janet and family, Please  know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I can tell how much he was loved by you and others..

Lisa Droz


Janet, Our deepest sympathy goes to you and your family, Steve will be remembered always, praying that comfort through all your memories and all your friends will help you through this.

Bob & Dixie (Arens) Feuerstein


I so enjoyed watching this video. A way to know Steve and how he lived and loved each of you, Janet. My heart hurts for each of you in this time of deep sorrow.

Betty Stewart


Sorry to hear about Steve.

I always had fun doing Business with Steve and listening to his excitement and passion for the Family Business. He will be missed and remembered as a truly great guy.

Keith Halvorson


What a beautiful video tribute to Steve. You truly captured the fun loving person he was. My heart breaks for all of you and I pray God brings you peace. You have an amazing angel watching over you.

Carla (Steffen) Tressell


Janet and family, I was so sad to hear of your loss. Memories are great things now. I wish I was there to give you a hug.

Janize Foerster Nissen


Janet and family. So sorry to hear this. May God wrap his arms around you and may you find comfort in our Lord and Savior. Delmar & Patty Fawcett

Delmar and Patty fawcett


Dear Janet & Family,

So saddened to open the Miller Press and read of your Steven passing. My heart was so saddened for you & your family. Please know we will keep you close in thoughts and prayers. Try to stay strong cowgirl and carry on just as he'd want you to do.

Sandy Sivertsen Garrett

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