Kenneth Henry Heimann

October 31, 1951 ~ March 7, 2024 (age 72) 72 Years Old

Kenneth Heimann Obituary

Kenneth Henry Heimann, 72, of Litchfield, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 3:30 p.m. at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL., surrounded by his loving family.

Born October 31, 1951 at Breese, IL., A son of Edward and Genevieve (Hellman) Heimann.  He was a graduate of Mater Dei High School in Breese, IL and graduated with the Class of 1969. He attended college and studied business.  Ken entered the trucking business working for Lanter Truck Lines in Litchfield for several years. He then opened and operated his own trucking company, Nationwide Express, and operated that for several years.  He then was employed with Dohrn Transfer Company and retired from there in September of 2019. 

Ken was a community volunteer and was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Litchfield, VFW Post #3912 and participated with the Post Color Guard, Litchfield Moose Lodge #1634.  He enjoyed grilling food for various functions and fundraisers and for family functions.  He also enjoyed playing cornhole, golfing, and shooting darts. 

Ken married the former Christine M. Burdell on August 3, 2019, and she survives.  Additional survivors include his two daughters, Sherri (Troy) Yarber, and Kristie (Jim) Burns.  Five grandchildren, Jordyn and Karsen Yarber, Emma, Addison and Owen Burns.  Six brothers, Edward G. Heimann, Mike (Vicki) Heimann, Ron Heimann, Allen (Sharon) Heimann, Danny Heimann and Timothy (Cindy) Heimann. Three Sisters, Geri Von Hatten, Nancy Schlarmann and Joyce (Curt) Nobis.  Several nieces, nephews and cousins.   Additional family include his pets, dog Oscar and cats Marvin and Lucy.  Father and mother-in-law, Raymond and Fran Burdell, Brothers-in-law, Roger (Pam) Burdell and Raymond (Andrea) Burdell. 

Ken is preceded in death by his parents, a brother Tom, and a sister Mary. Nephew, Greg Heimann and niece, Beverly Schlarmann.  Brothers and sister-in-law’s, Judy Heimann, Dan Von Hatten, and Joe Schlarmann.

A gathering and celebration of Ken’s life will be announced at a later date. The Plummer Funeral and Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements.   Memorial contributions are to be directed to Christine Heimann, C/O Plummer Funeral Home, 404 E. Union Ave., Litchfield, IL 62056. 

The family respectfully requests that floral arrangements and other customary remembrances are not sent at this time. 

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