Virgil S. Heitmeyer

Born: Fri., Apr. 24, 1936
Died: Sun., May 8, 2016


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., May 12, 2016
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Fri., May 13, 2016
Location: Salm-McGill-Tangeman

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 AM Fri., May 13, 2016
Location: Holy Angels Catholic Church

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Virgil S. Heitmeyer, 80, 223 S. Meadowlane Drive, Sidney, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at Hospice of Miami County in Troy following a short illness.   He was born April 24, 1936 in Columbus Grove, Ohio, the son of Walter and Martha (Hedrick) Heitmeyer who are deceased.   He married Joan Pitson on October 25, 1958 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Continental, Ohio and she survives along with their four sons, Gary Heitmeyer and wife Angie; Dan Heitmeyer and wife Jill; Chris Heitmeyer and Tony Heitmeyer, all of Sidney.   He is also survived by nine grandchildren, Nick (Bailey) Heitmeyer, Ashley (Eric) Leach, Jennifer Heitmeyer, Caroline Heitmeyer, Megan Heitmeyer, Ryan Heitmeyer, BT (Amy) Landrum, TJ (Mark) Bales, and Tracey Landrum; eleven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rosemary Wasserman of Lansing, Kansas; and Alice Swetland of Ottawa, Ohio; two brothers, Donald (Eleanor) Heitmeyer of Ottawa, Ohio; and Eugene (Anne) Heitmeyer of Columbus Grove, Ohio; and beloved dog, Ollie.   Mr. Heitmeyer was a 1954 graduate of St. Peter and Paul Catholic School in Ottawa, Ohio.   After high school, he joined the United States Air Force where he was a jet mechanic.   He served in the Korean War and was voted Airman of the Month.   Virg, Jo and sons settled in Sidney, where he continued his electrical career with the Sidney Electric Company, retiring in 1998 after 35 years.   He loved fishing, boating, woodworking, traveling, volunteering, NASCAR, Ohio State football, Reds baseball and spending time with Jo, his children, grandchildren and other family and friends.   Virgil was a member of American Legion Post 217 in Sidney, and was an honorary lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus Sidney Council 659 where he was a past Grand Knight and Knight of the Year.   He was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sidney where he previously served on the building and grounds committee and volunteered for years at the annual parish picnic.   A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Angels Catholic Church on Friday, May 13, 2016 at 10:30 AM with Virg’s nephew, Father Jim Morman officiating.   Burial with full military honors will follow at Graceland Cemetery, Sidney.   Friends may call at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney on Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 4-8 PM and from 9-10 AM at the funeral home on Friday, May 13, 2016.   The Knights of Columbus will hold a memorial service at the funeral home on Thursday at 7:45 PM.   Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Angels Catholic Church, 324 S. Ohio Ave., Sidney, Ohio   45365 or Lehman Catholic High School, 2400 St. Mary’s Ave., Sidney, Ohio   45365.   Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home.   Condolences may express to the Heitmeyer family at www.salm-mcgillandtangemanfh.commeyer will be posted soon.

Charitable donations may be made in Virgil's memory to the following organizations:

Holy Angels Catholic Church
324 S. Ohio Ave., Sidney, Ohio 45365
Tel: 1-937-498-2307

Lehman High School
2400 St. Mary's Ave., Sidney, Ohio 45365
Tel: 1-937-498-1161

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John and Jo Ann Carlisle
   Posted Tue May 10, 2016
Jo Gary Dan Chris Tony
Virg and all of you were very dear friends to us, we think of you often and even more
So at this time. Virg and I shared many memories of working together, hunting,
Fishing etc and I value each of them.

John and Jo Ann Carlisle

Jackie Selover
   Posted Wed May 11, 2016
My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jackie Selover

Joyce Reier
   Posted Wed May 11, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. Virgil was such a nice man, always stopping to chat whenever I saw him. May the love of friends and family give you comfort and the love of God give you peace.

Fr. Jim Morman, TOR
   Posted Wed May 11, 2016
Dear Aunt Joan, Gary, Dan, Chris, and Tony, and families,
What a sad loss for us and a wonderful gift for heaven.
You all are in our prayers here at Holy Spirit Friary, Franciscan University of Steubenville.
Uncle Virg was a tremendously great guy with so many talents and skills, and so much love for all of you, his neighbors and his parish, Holy Angels.
I will be with you to celebrate the Mass of Resurrection for his soul and for our consolation.
Love and prayers, Fr. Jim

Chris and barb petty
   Posted Wed May 11, 2016
We are so sorry to hear about Virgil,our prayers are with you all.

Carrie Voegler (Jones)
   Posted Thu May 12, 2016
I am so very sorry for your loss. The time that I spent with Virgil, and the entire Heitmeyer family, is time that I have and always will hold very close to my heart. I pray that you find comfort in knowing that he is at peace and that you will be reunited, someday. Look for the signs that he is still near and watching over all of you. Praying for comfort and healing! Love, Carrie

Tami Baird Ganley
   Posted Thu May 12, 2016
Gary, Angie and family,

Thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God bless you with peace and strength for the journey ahead.

Tami Baird Ganley and family

Diane Brown
   Posted Thu May 12, 2016
Joan, Gary, Dan, Chris, Tony and families,
So saddened by this news. I always remember Virg as a smiling, happy guy. Even though your years in Continental were not that many, they certainly left memories with our family!
Sending thoughts and prayers your way as you celebrate his life tomorrow. Dad also sends his sympathy.
Diane(Winkle) and Sam Brown