Donald Gene Heitman, age 95 of Coleridge, Nebraska died on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the Embers in Coleridge, NE.
Funeral Services will be on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Coleridge with the Rev. Russ Lambert officiating. Burial will be at the Lawn Ridge Cemetery in Coleridge with military rites by the Coleridge American Legion Post #114 and the American Legion Riders. Visitation will be on Tuesday, at church, from 5-8:00 pm and will continue one hour prior to services on Wednesday. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Coleridge.
Pallbearers will be Dennis Heitman, Anthony Heitman, Cole Heitman, Dakota Heitman, Brady Heitman, Kobe Heitman, and Larry Jansen.
Donald Gene was born on August 3, 1923 in Laurel, Nebraska to Henry Ernest and Gesena (Post) Heitman. He has lived in the Coleridge area all his life. He graduated from Coleridge High School in 1941. Don served in the U.S. Army from 3/16/1943 to 1/6/1946. He married Betty Ellen Dewey on August 14, 1947 in Coleridge. Don worked as a bookkeeper at Great Plains Supply Company in Coleridge from 1953 - 1982.
Donald was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, served as a Deacon and was on various committees within the church. He was a member of the Hartington VFW Post 5283 and the Coleridge American Legion Post 114. He served the American Legion as a former Treasurer for many years. Don was a former Town Board member and a Volunteer Fireman.
Don is survived by his son Dennis and fiancé Lisa Schlumbohm of Coleridge; a sister Winifred (Warren) Janssen of Randolph; nine grandchildren; eight great grandchildren.
Don was preceded in death by his parents; wife Betty on 3/30/2018; five brothers Henry Ernest Heitman Jr., Lyle Heitman, Gayle Heitman, Claire Heitman, Wendell Heitman; three sisters Alice Kunzman, Velma (Darrell) Nordby, Leona (Wilfred) Hansen; Step-mother Elsie Heitman; half-sister Sue Yerger; half-brother John Heitman.
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