David A. Heimann, 68, of Warren, died Thursday morning, March 14, 2013, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 23, 1944, in Warren to the late Arnold Freidrick and Marian Emma Fitzgerald Heimann.
David was a 1962 graduate of Warren High School and earned his associate’s degree in business management from the Lincoln Management Development Service. He was employed as a tool and die maker at the former Rexnord. He was a salesman from 1981 to 1985 for Yale Equipment and owner and operator of Heimann Enterprises from 1985 to 1991, where he sold capital equipment, and retired in 1991. He and his wife operated a family-owned day care center and were longtime foster parents.
He was a member of Emmanuel Church of Christ, past member of the Warren Elks Lodge, American Legion Post 135, Warren Eagles for 20 years and the De Molay. He was an avid fisherman.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Wanda J. Gift Heimann, whom he married Aug. 18, 1962, in Warren; three children, Sandy Koren and her husband, Steve, of Peoria, Ariz., Robin Hecei of Brookville and Peter D. Heimann of Toms River, N.J.; a sister, Linda Secor and her husband, Richard, of Warren; three grandsons, Justin Muir and his companion, Stacie Myers, and Tim and James Hecei; a great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Kaydeen Muir; three brothers-in-law of Meadville; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Doris Lewis, Fern Fischer and Marianne Nicholson; and his longtime faithful friend and companion, his yellow lab, Rusty.
Friends may call on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home Inc., 304 East St., Warren, and on Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. at Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Warren. A funeral and committal service will be conducted at 1 p.m. by the Rev. Neil Siefert, former pastor.
Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Emmanuel Church of Christ Building Fund. Condolences may be sent by visiting lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.