Joseph S. Heimann
July 5, 1947 – December 13, 2019
He was preceded in death by his parents, Sylvester and Viola (Backes) Heimann, Columbus NE; grandparents, Joseph and Agatha Heimann; mother and father-in-law, Raymond “Bud” and Bernadine “Bun” Schneider, Columbus NE; sisters, Marlise (Al) Grebenick, Omaha NE, Elaine Maguire and Eileen Heimann.
Joseph Heimann, of Omaha NE was born on July 05, 1947, to the late Sylvester and Viola (Backes) Heimann in Humphrey, NE. He grew up in Columbus NE, graduating in 1965 from Saint Bonaventure High School. He attended Kearney State College and graduated in January 1970 with B.S. in Social Studies.
Joe married the love of his life, Kitty Schneider in Columbus NE on August 23, 1969. They lived in Kearney for a year and then lived in Spencer NE from 1970-1974 where he taught Social Studies and coached head volleyball, assistant basketball and head track.
From 1974 -1976 they lived in Fort Calhoun NE and Joe taught Social Studies for 34 years at Ft. Calhoun High School. He also taught Driver’s Education Summer Programs at Blair and Fort Calhoun Schools for 38 years. Joe was Jr. Class sponsor at FCHS for 23 years. He also was a part-time school bus driver at FCHS for 44 years.
Another move followed in 1976 -2005 to Blair NE where they raised four children: Cynthia, Mary Beth, Christine and Patrick. He was a father who enjoyed various school and church activities throughout the years with his children and loved being involved in their activities. He worked part-time at J.C. Penney’s in Omaha NE for 42 years.
In 2005 they moved to Omaha NE. He lived a very full life being the most loving husband, father, brother, uncle and friend, touching so many lives. It was rewarding throughout the years visiting with former students and receiving praise for being such a good teacher and knowing he made an impact on their lives. Joe enjoyed Nebraska football, volleyball, and Royals baseball. He enjoyed reading, yard work and the outdoors. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Social Committee, Holy Hour, Extraordinary Ministry.
Family receives friends Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 5pm to 7pm, with 7pm Vigil, all at West Center Chapel.
Mass: Wednesday, 10:30 am, St. James Catholic Church, 4710 N 90th St. Interment: Resurrection Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials to St. James Catholic Church, American Cancer Society, Scotus Central Catholic High School or Masses.