Thomas A. Heim

Thomas A. Heim

February 25, 1943 – October 10, 2023

Family will receive friends Sunday, October 15th from 2:00PM – 4:ooPM at West Center Chapel with a Vigil Service at 4 PM.

Mass of Christian Burial: Monday, October 16th, 10AM at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church

Thomas Anthony Heim was born to Charles and Elma Heim on February 25, 1943. Tom was the middle boy of his brothers, Charles Edward, David, Michael, and Peter. He attended Our Lady of Lourdes and Creighton Prep schools, graduating in 1961. One of his fondest memories was playing against Gale Sayers in Nebraska’s greatest high school football game, Omaha Central vs. Creighton Prep, in 1960.
As a small boy, Tom loved to take toys apart and then figure out how to put them back together, a sure reflection of his future career path in engineering. Tom graduated in 1965 from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, with a degree in mechanical engineering. Early in his career he worked for Leo A Daly architectural firm; however, he spent most of his career with Western Electric (AT&T, Lucent, Avaya). He worked in the factory engineering department supporting major equipment that manufactured cable. Working for Western Electric was a family affair; his children, son-in-law, and brother, Pete, were employed there and that is where he met and fell in love with his second wife, Jeanette. During his career, he had the opportunity to live both in Atlanta, Georgia, and Australia, while working for Western Electric.
Tom and his first wife, Cheryl, had two children together, Sean and Megan. With Sean, he loved to hunt, build, and fix things together, go on cruises planned by daughter-in-law Michelle, and watch his grandchildren, Austin and McKenna, play sports. With Megan, he coached her soccer team, passed on his engineering gene, golfed with her husband Chris, and enjoyed visits with his grandchildren, Hayden and Blake. Tom married his second wife, Jeanette, on October 6, 2001. They loved to golf together, travel, go to car shows, go skiing in Colorado, watch Husker football games at Tommora and Bill’s house, and spend quality time with their family and friends.
Tom was kind, caring, and enjoyed getting to know people. He was always willing to help others. Tom loved playing sports, golfing and hunting with his brothers and friends, being a prankster, fixing things, helping others, taking pictures, attending family reunions in Leavenworth, Kansas, hosting holiday family celebrations, going to breakfast with his friends, and traveling with his wife and family. He cherished all his family and friends and loved making and recollecting special memories with them. Tom will forever be remembered as a loving and caring husband, father, brother, son, uncle, cousin, and friend.
He is survived by wife, Jeanette; children, Sean Heim (Michelle) and Megan Walker (Chris); grandchildren: Austin and McKenna Heim and Hayden and Blake Walker; step-children: Tommora Shaw (William), Robert Elliott, and Holly Daugherty; 11 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in laws: David Heim, Michael Heim (Kristy), and Peter Heim (Diane); many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Elma Heim; brother, Charles Edward Heim; sister-in-law, Shirley Heim; nephew, Robert Heim; and former wife, Cheryl Heim.


  • Ken Bartholet Posted October 12, 2023 1:26 pm

    My friend, my neighbor growing up, I will miss you.

    To family, I pray he is in a better place, parked alongside Fred, still laughing at all the stupid sh#! their kids did/do 😉.

    I look forward to celebrating his life with you on Sunday.


  • Mark Hansen Posted October 12, 2023 4:17 pm

    Peace be with Sean, Megan and the entire family at this time

  • Gary Peterson Posted October 13, 2023 3:42 pm

    Condolences to Tom’s family from the Catholic volunteers at Montclair. I will miss Tom, who was my first stop when bringing the Eucharist and who always brightened my day. The colorful drawings and the balloons testified to a man much loved. I appreciated reading about his full, rich life. I also noticed Tom was born the exact same day as the late Beatle George Harrison. I was blessed to know Tom, albeit briefly. Here’s trusting God to keep a comforting hand upon all who knew and loved him.

  • Ronnie and Paula (Theis)Poff Posted October 14, 2023 11:11 am

    Sean and Meagan so sorry for the loss of your father . He was an amazing man ! Lots of memories of your families visits to Leavenworth when we all were kids ! Ours prayers are with all of you during this difficult time .

  • Ronnie and Paula (Theis)Poff Posted October 14, 2023 11:15 am

    Sean and Meagan so sorry for the loss of your father. He was an amazing man . Our thoughts and prayers are with all of your during this difficult time.

  • Christine Burkholder Posted October 15, 2023 2:25 pm

    So sorry about Tom always enjoyed having the two of you when you came to visit and the coffee he made ha ha . Prayers for all the family.

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