Harold David Heise, 95, passed away on Aug. 21, 2017
Harold David Heise, 95, retired District Conservationist with the United States Department of Agriculture and U.S. Army Veteran of WWII, passed away Aug. 21, 2017.
Visitation with family present will be from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 24. Rosary at 10:30 a.m.; Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., all on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, at St. John’s Catholic Church led by Fr Brian Bebak. Burial wil be at Ascension Cemetery in Wichita.
He was born on Nov. 19, 21 in Osage County near Burlingame, Kan., on Nov. 19, 1921 to Edward and Georgianna Heise. He graduated from Kansas State University in 1949 after serving the in the U.S. Army in North Africa and Europe. Harold spent 38 years with the Soil Conservation Service and 23 of those years in Butler County, where he was instrumental in the design and construction of the many watershed dams in Butler and adjacent counties. He was a proud member of the U.S. Army Reserves and retired as a Major. Harold was a devout Catholic and a member of St. John’s Parish in El Dorado.
Harold was united in marriage to Theresa Navinskey on Aug. 6, 1949 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Easton, Kan. They spent 65 years together until her passing.
He was preceded in death by his parents Edward and Georgianna, his wife Theresa and son Ronn Heise and his wife Paula.
Harold is survived by: son, Rick (Jane) Heise of Augusta, and their children John (Ann) and Dan (Alleah) of Wichita; Ronn’s children, Ashely (Dan) DeGrush of Denver, Colo.; Brad (Dani) Heise of Manhattan, Kan., and Alexis Heise of Kansas City, Mo.;five great grandchildren; and brother Dr. Richard (Catherine) Heise of Albuquerque, NM.
Memorial masses may be directed to St. John’s Catholic Church. Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Harold at www.carlsonkirbymorris.com.