Kenneth Heishman, age 84, Logansport, passed away on Friday, August 3, 2012, at 7:18 p.m., in Chase Center.
Born January 25, 1928, in Reynolds, he was the son of Guy and Cora Katherine Smith Heishman.
On December 31, 1947, in Logansport, he was married to Deloris (Dee) Shaver, who preceded him in death on January 15, 1995.
A 1946 graduate of Metea High School, he served in the United States Army from 1946 to 1947 in Japan. He attended Ball State University from 1948 to1949. Mr. Heishman began employment at North American Rockwell in 1950, and became supervisor of maintenance there in 1969, retiring in 1986.
He had been a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3790, American Legion Post 60, and the Logansport Elks Lodge #66.
He enjoyed fishing and being on the water with family and grandchildren, and working in his garden and garage.
Surviving are a daughter, Katherine ‘Kat’ (Ron) Gordon, Logansport; son, Kim (Shelli) Heishman, Bloomington; seven grandchildren, Jill Heishman, Seattle, Jessica Kerns, Ithaca, New York, Kassi Kerns, Baltimore, Kimberly Gordon, Chicago, Kelly Gordon, Kokomo, Joshua Heishman, Bloomington, and Katelyn Heishman, Bloomington, a sister, Annise Severns, Akron, Ind., and former daughter-in-law, Jan Smith, South Carolina, and many nieces and nephews.
Also surviving are his very special friend, Betty Wright, Logansport; and caregivers, Helen Hardy, Betty Hardy, and Judy Baber.
Preceding in death were a son, Denny Heishman, six brothers, Roscoe, Willard, Howard, Edgar, Guy Jr., and Forrest; and three sisters, Geneva, Evaline and Marguerite.
We will celebrate his life with a gathering of friends and family on Friday, August 24, 2012, at Kroeger Funeral Home, from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m.
Private burial with full military honors preceded the celebration.
Memorial contributions may be made to A Cause For Paws, P. O. Box 1402, Logansport, IN 46947. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.