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Donald Heisz

Donald Heisz

Donald Heisz


- June 30, 2020

Donald Heisz 86, of Rapid City, SD formerly of Spearfish, SD passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at Good Samaritan Society, Saint Martin Village, Rapid City. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, a private family memorial service will be held on Wednesday July 1, 2020 at St Paul Lutheran church in Spearfish. Interment with full Military Honors will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery.  

Don was born in Gays Mills, Wisconsin to Molly and Francis Heisz. He joined the US Airforce and was stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base, Rapid City, where he met and married the love of his life Geraldine Hoff. They were married on October 15th, 1955 and made their home in Spearfish. They had three daughters, Diane, Denise and Dawn. Don worked at the Bentonite Plant, Homestake Sawmill, and the United States Post Office where he retired in 1989.

Don was an active member of St Paul Lutheran Church. For many years he was a member of the American Legion and loved serving in the Honor Guard. He was fondly remembered as the manager of the American Legion Roller-Skating Rink. Every Presidents Day, Don would visit the Elementary School portraying  Abraham Lincoln. Many referred to him as Honest Abe, and the Werther’s man. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and loved flower gardening.

Don is survived by his wife Geraldine, their three daughters, Diana (Mike) Hildebrand, Las Vegas NV, Denise (Bob) Lee, Luverne, MN, and Dawn (Dwayne) Brimm, Rapid City SD; three grandsons, Jeremy Hildebrand, Austin Lee, and Ryan Messer; great-grandson, Jamysin Hildebrand; brothers, Jack Heisz and Lawrence (Peck) Heisz; sisters, Emogene Ehle and Sarah Steines, and many nieces and nephews. Don is preceded in death by grandson, Josh Lee and eight brothers and sisters.

Online condolences may be written at www.fidler-isburgfuneralchapels.com



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