Monday, October 3rd, 2016
LaVern M. Heitkamp, age 75, of Chickasaw, died Friday, September 30, 2016 at Briarwood Village in Coldwater.
He was born December 14, 1940 in Portland, Indiana to the late August & Irma (Zahn) Heitkamp. On January 18, 1964 he married Sharon (Hinton) and she survives in Chickasaw.
He is also survived by a daughter Kristi & Rob Price of Maria Stein and their daughters Kendra & Carmen; a son Eric & Jennifer Heitkamp of New Bremen and their children Jessica, Jonny, Adriana and Isaac; siblings Doris Keiser of North Star, George & Evie Heitkamp of New Bremen, Marie & Steve McClurg of Chickasaw and Ruth & Bill Groff of Troy; and a brother-in-law Don Brown of Greenville.
He is preceded in death by in laws: Louis Keiser, Lois Weitzel-Brown, Bill Weitzel and Shirley Feasby.
He was a member of Precious Blood Church in Chickasaw, the men's sodality of the church, and the Maria Stein American Legion.
LaVern served in the US Army Reserve and was a former part owner of Chickasaw Machine & Tool.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, walks and discussing town business at the Qwik Stop in the mornings.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 am Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at the Precious Blood Church, Chickasaw. Burial will follow in Precious Blood Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 pm on Tuesday and after 9 to 10 am on Wednesday at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Coldwater.
Memorials may be made to Cancer Association of Mercer County.
Condolences can be left at hogenkampfh.com.