Private funeral services for Daniel Eugene Heideman, 62, of Terrell, TX, are scheduled for Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Terrell. Burial will follow at College Mound Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point. Also Mr. Heidman may be viewed between the hours of 1:00-5:00 PM, on Tuesday, and to sign the register book.
Daniel passed away quietly on June 14, 2020, after a brief illness.
Daniel (Dan, Danny) was born on August 20, 1957, in Kankakee, Illinois to Glenn and Ruth Heideman. Dan grew up as a child in Ashkum, IL and graduated from Central High School. While in high school and beyond he attended the Career Center where he learned how to weld. He later apprenticed under Edward Morsette, a machinist in Cullom, IL before launching his lifelong career. His company, Heideman Mechanical Construction Services, provided enjoyment as an entrepreneur along with a great deal of work.
As a member of the Pipefitter’s Union, Dan had many jobs and lived in five states; Illinois, Wisconsin, Alaska, Arizona and Texas. Dan worked on the Alaskan pipeline and later settled in Texas which became his true home. In Texas, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing golf, but more so spending time with his daughter Kayla and his many friends. He was also a member of the St. John the Apostle Catholic Church and a fourth degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus, which was a large part of his life.
Dan loved music from rock to country. In his early years he learned to play the guitar, electric bass, and twelve string. He played in several bands during those years and continued his love of music throughout his life.
Dan married Margaret (Peggy) Rehder in 1987. She survives. They had one child, Kayla Jean Heideman born in 1990. She survives in Houston, TX with her significant other, Spencer Zuniga. In addition to his daughter, Dan is survived by his mother, Ruth Heideman of Ashkum, IL; two brothers, Paul (Tracy) of Ashkum, IL, and Roger (Carol) of Bloomington, IL; a sister, Jean and her significant other, Scott Szala of Chicago, IL; nephews, Randy and Thomas (Tommy); nieces, Anna and Emily; a god-child, Nancy; along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
He is preceded in death by his father, Glenn Heideman.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: St. John the Apostle Church, 702 N. Frances St., Terrell, TX 75160
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