Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 4, 2011, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall, with Rev. Kathleen Schmidtke officiating. The family will receive friends at Campbell-Lewis on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial with military rites will follow at Ridge Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Missouri Valley College or First United Methodist Church. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born Aug. 29, 1922, in St. Louis, he was the son of Harry B. Heinemann Sr., and Olive K. Heinemann. On June 5, 1945, he married Marie S. Lee, who preceded him in death on June 22, 1969. On Jan. 7, 1970, he married Elizabeth (Libby) Seelen, who survives. In World War II, he was a Battery Commander with the 77th Infantry Division in the South Pacific and in the occupation in Japan. After the war, he moved to Marshall to attend Missouri Valley College and was one of three officers who helped form the 35th Quartermaster Company, Missouri National Guard, in 1948. He graduated from Missouri Valley College in 1949, and stayed in Marshall, where he worked as an insurance agent for the State Farm Insurance Companies for 47 years. He remained in the National Guard until 1962, when he transferred to the U.S. Army Reserves. He was discharged from the USAR as a Major in 1964. He was a strong supporter of Missouri Valley College and Marshall throughout his adult life. He served three years on the Marshall City Council, including a one-year term as Mayor in 1954. He joined the Marshall Chamber of Commerce in 1949 and was elected its president in 1979. He was a dedicated member of the Lions Club and First United Methodist Church since the 1940's. He was on the steering committee that founded the Mar-Saline Manor nursing home in 1966 and served on its board of directors for many years. His support for Missouri Valley College included serving as president of the Alumni Association from 1979 to 1982 and as a member of the Board of Trustees from 1983 to 2002.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a brother, Jay Heinemann of Kansas City, Kan.; his children, Jayne Morrison-Sullivan of Plymouth, Minn., and David Heinemann of Kansas City; his step-daughters, Susan Gary of Louisville, Ky., and Sarah Donovan of Woodstock, Ga.; nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter who died in infancy, Mary Lee Heinemann; a brother, Burdet Heinemann; and a sister, Mary Louise Nelling.
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