LOUDONVILLE — Kenneth R. Heimberger, 86, of Loudonville died Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 15, 2008, in Loudonville.
Kenneth was born Feb. 28, 1921, in Green Township, Ashland County, and was the son of Olin and Letta (Weirick) Heimberger. He was a 1939 graduate of Loudonville High School and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving as a radio operator aboard the USS Rhine. He lived in the Loudonville area most of his life, where he was a carpenter in Carpenter’s Union 835 in Mansfield. He also co-owned with his wife, Calico Florist in Loudonville and Millersburg, for many years. After his retirement he moved to Florida for 20 years, returning a few years ago. Kenneth wrote articles for The Loudonville Times and The Orlando Sentinel.
He is survived by his wife, Bessie (Strang) Heimberger, whom he married March 5, 1942; two sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth Eugene “Gene” and Shirley Heimberger of Loudonville, and Roger and Sharon Heimberger of Wooster; two daughters and son-in-law, Donna Martinelli of Columbus, and Monna and Cliff Sparks of Daytona Beach, Fla.; 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Clayton Heimberger.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 18, at 1 p.m. in Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville, with the Rev. John Van Horn, officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Perrysville. Friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.Byerly-Lindsey.com.