Ronald L. Heffner
November 13, 1938 - August 29, 2013
Ronald Lee Heffner, 74, of Gladwin, Michigan, passed away suddenly at Mid Michigan Medical Center, Midland, Michigan, on Thursday, August 29, 2013. He was born in Gladwin on November 13, 1938, the son of Edwin & Gladys (Eagleson) Heffner. He had lived most of his life in Gladwin County, and following high school, he went to work for Dow Chemical Company in Midland. After that, he went to work for Wolverine Camper, where he became Vice-president, and in 1975 he moved to Manistique, Michigan and opened Hiawatha Real Estate, working until his retirement in 2000 and then moved back to Gladwin He is survived by his son: Brian (Cara) Heffner of Traverse City; daughter: Kimberly (Dennis) Blaskowski also of Traverse City; 4 grandchildren: Amanda (Chris) Baker; Christopher (Patti) Miller; Elyse Heffner and Erica Heffner; 4 great grandchildren: Lilia, Maya and Ellisyn Miller; Wesley Baker; brother: Duane (Betty) Heffner of Mancelona; sisters: Lois Howell of Gladwin; Beverly (Thomas) Cameron of Durand; Karen (Tommy) Miller of Kawkawlin; brother: Dennis (Micki) Heffner of Scottville; several nieces & nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother: Kenneth Heffner; sister: Judy Caine. Funeral Services will be conducted by Pastor Dave Amstutz on Wednesday, September 4, 2013, 11:00 A.M. with visitation beginning at 9:00 A.M. at Hall-Kokotovich Funeral Home, Gladwin, Michigan. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 from 2-9:00 P.M. He will be laid to rest at Ridge Cemetery, Gladwin. www.hall-kokotovichfuneralhome.com
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 from 2-9:00 P.M. at Hall-Kokotovich Funeral Home, Gladwin, Michigan.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013, 11:00 A.M. with visitation beginning at 9:00 A.M. at Hall-Kokotovich Funeral Home, Gladwin, Michigan.
Ridge Cemetery, Gladwin, Michigan.
concerned friendKim and Brian I know how much you are going to miss your Dad and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. He did love you both very much
Brad, Peggy, Coleman, Carrie HeffnerWe are very saddened and will miss Uncle Ron tremendously. We will always remember his stories and advice, while he was always willing to listen and encourage us. He was very proud of his family and it showed in every way. We will cherish our memories!
Uncle Jack and Aunt Susan Kirby yHeffner Family, please know that Jack and I were both sadden by the news of Ron leaving us. he was a dear friend to us for years and I know he will be missed very much. Kim and Brian , you are in our prayers. Our love to both of you and your families. Aunt Susan and Uncle Jack
debbie howelloh how i miss you allready. so thinking of you kim and brian and all of us who was blessed to have him in our lives!
Maryellen GreeningBev, Karen and families, I am so very sorry to hear of Ron's passing. It was always nice to visit w/him and all of you when Dad was in the Nursing home same time as your Mother. Ron often visited w/Mom and Dad when he went for his routine walks on Antler Street. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.
Maryellen (Ferrell) Greening
marjorie clappBEV, SO SORRY TO READ ABOUT YOUR BROTHER. MY PRAYERS FOR ALL MARGE OARD CLAPP (AGNES'S SISTER-IN -LAW-)
Steve and Christine SchillingWe have been a neighbor to Mr. Heffner for 12 years. He has always had nice things to say :)
I enjoyed walking by his house and having a friendly chat.
I am so sorry the tragic loss to his family and of course his friends. Mr. Heffner was a wonderful person. He always talked of his kids and his grandkids. He loved you all so much.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Steve and Christine Schilling and Famiy
Traverse City Police DepartmentMay you rest in peace Mr. Heffner.
LindaIt has been written that " A good man is a man who moves through the world careful not to do harm to others." This describes Ron. He was the most loving, loyal friend I ever had and I will miss him every day for the rest of my life. Each role he played in life from Son to Bump, he never compromised who he was, I must have heard him say " I've been Blessed" at least 500 times. Now, I have to say that we have been blessed ten-fold to have known him. God bless each one of you as we try to go forward without him.
JimDeath leaves a heartache that no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal." He made me laugh, his story's were great. Awesome man , He will be sadly missed
Jackie BilaskiI had worked with your dad for years being a mortgage person at a bank. He also sold me my house back in the U.P. He was an amazing man. he will be missed
terry savagei'm truly sorry & devastated to hear of ron's passing. he was a great friend & learned so much from him when he lived in manistique. he always said terry i'm so blessed, i have my health, family & friends. i truly feel so blessed to have known him, he was a special guy.
Karen LynnOh Ronnie how I miss you on this Chritmas Day. I so enjoyed surprising you by bringing Christmas dinner to your house last year. I was so looking forward to doing it again this year, although you may not have been as surprised, I'm sure it would have been just as enjoyable. There is not a day goes by that I don't think of you and miss you. I thank God I had the chance to tell you how much I loved you just before you left us even tho I'm sure you knew. You were so dedicated to our Mother and I think that you heard her calling, "come home Son it's suppertime." Once again you are by her side, this time forever. Love,
Your little sister.
Karen LynnWell Ronnie it has been one year and three days since you left us. There isn't a day goes by that I don't think of you. I miss you so much still. I keep in touch with your grandkids and their little ones by facebook now that you are not here to proudly show me pictures and fill me in. You would be so proud. Little Elli is doing surprising well with her spinal bidifa. She is standing now. Also I have met with Kimberly at your grave side twice in the last few weeks. I am so happy about connecting with her again. We both decided that we need each other to get us thru this and feel more connected to you. I think you would like that and I feel that you are looking down on us as we sit there on the ground remembering you. You have played such a big part in my life and helped me thru so many phases of my life. I will be forever grateful. Rest in pease dear Brother.
MARGE OARD CLAPPPRAYERS FOR ALL. SORRY TO READ ABOUT RON.
Karen LynnTwo years now Brother Ron and still miss you so much. Not one day has gone by that I have not mentioned your name. Especially in the summer while working in my yard. I learned so much from you. Give Mom a hug for me OK? By the way little Elli is walking now. Bye for now Ronnie.