Brian D. Heimbach

March 2, 2024

Brian D. Heimbach, 62, longtime Frankfort and current Lebanon resident, died March 2, 2024.  He was born December 3, 1961 in Frankfort, Ind. to Jerry D. & Sharon K. (Gumm) Heimbach.  He married Kelli Sue Kersey on August 4, 1984.

Brian began his career in funeral service in 1985.  His association with the Goodwin Funeral Home family spanned over 3 generations of the firm.  Brian and Kelli also owned and operated Main Street Monuments LLC from 1988-2021.  He was a member of the St. Matthew United Methodist Church and served on several boards and committees in the Frankfort community through the years.  Some of Brian’s joys were traveling with Kelli, coaching high school sports, racing trips on the “Methanol Express” and fishing the bays of the Gulf of Mexico with Braxton. His greatest love by far was being “BaBa” to Drew, Audrey and Maddie.

“The greatest gift of life is Friendship, and I have received it.” Hubert H. Humphrey

Visitation and Services

Memorial visitation with the Heimbach family will be Saturday, March 9, 2024 from 4-7 p.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Private family burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery, Frankfort, Ind. with Rev. Phil Lake officiating. Brian asks that memorial donations be made to the Bunnell Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 38, Frankfort, IN 46041.

Survived by:

In addition to Kelli, he is survived by: daughter: Carmen E. (David) Cannon of Lebanon, son: Braxton P. (Angela) Heimbach of St. Petersburg, FL, brother: Robert P. (Annette) Heimbach of Roswell, GA, grandchildren: Andrew G. “Drew” and Audra K. “Audrey” Cannon and Madeleine R. “Maddie” Heimbach, and mother-in-law: Janice Kersey of Frankfort.

Preceded by:

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Gary B. Kersey.


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50 Condolences for “Brian D. Heimbach”

  1. Bridget Gunn March 3, 2024 at 1:37 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. Brian was a good friend. Loved his sense of humor. He will be missed.

  2. Dennis Moore March 3, 2024 at 1:42 pm

    Brian and I worked together at Shanklin’s Hardware in our high school days. He was always a joy to be around and we had a lot of fun putting the bicycles together and chasing each other through the aisles before opening the store for the day! Brian always had a compassionate and caring smile for us at the funeral home, when we especially needed it . I’ll miss ya “Bum”.

  3. Joe Huffer March 3, 2024 at 1:51 pm

    Brian was always a great guy.

    I am sorry for your loss

  4. Sally and Eber Morgan II March 3, 2024 at 2:27 pm

    Kelli, we are so sorry for your loss. We don’t know each other but Brian always had nice things to say about you. He was so kind and generous with his time while helping us pick out a headstone. You and the family are in our prayers.

  5. Linda Seibert March 3, 2024 at 2:35 pm

    What a great man. He will be greatly missed. RIP Brian.

  6. Jan March 3, 2024 at 2:48 pm

    To Kelli, Carmen, Braxton ,David and Angela we’ve lost a great guy. No one could ever love his family more than Brian did his. Drew was so so special to him. He fought a hard battle for several years and climbed the highest mountains often in pain I’m sure. His life was his family and friends. He will be missed and always remembered. Great fun memories live on. Rest in peace

  7. Wayne and Susie Brock March 3, 2024 at 3:35 pm

    We are so very sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God grant you peace during this difficult time. Wayne and Susie Brock

  8. Jim Eldridge March 3, 2024 at 4:04 pm

    So very sorry to read of Brian’s passing. He will be missed dearly.

  9. Kim wiles March 3, 2024 at 4:09 pm

    Kelli and family so sorry to hear about. Brian praying for you all L.A. and Kim Leach Wiles

  10. Eric Payton March 3, 2024 at 7:37 pm

    One of the nicest guys I knew. I enjoyed talking Purdue sports with him as much as I did anybody. Keep cheering on the Boilers from heaven, my friend.

  11. Tom Fuel March 3, 2024 at 8:36 pm

    Condolences to the family during this time.
    He will be missed by all as he didn’t know a stranger ..

  12. Julia Mink March 3, 2024 at 9:01 pm

    I am stunned. Oh Kelli. I am soooo sorry. What a great man. He left such a mark. Hugs.

  13. Jeanie and Gary Thompson March 3, 2024 at 9:30 pm

    So so sorry to hear of your Dads passing. LOVED BRIAN as we worked with state Jr. Miss. he will be missed by so many. We’ll keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  14. Dave Allen March 3, 2024 at 9:49 pm

    We’re so sorry for your loss. My family and I will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. I have many fond memories of Brian during our youth; he was a friend to all and could make anyone laugh. Much love.

  15. Mindy Wallis March 3, 2024 at 11:20 pm

    Go rest high on that mountain friend.

  16. Julie Pippenger March 4, 2024 at 5:38 am

    I am so sorry to learn of the passing of Brian. I will be remembering you and your family in my prayer time. Brian took such good care of our family in our time of need.

  17. Brenda & Gary Spray March 4, 2024 at 7:41 am

    Sending prayers of peace and comfort to your family. Brian was a great guy and friend to many.

  18. Larry and Judy Rule March 4, 2024 at 9:05 am

    We are so sorry to hear about Brian’s passing. What a wonderful and caring man he was! Please know your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  19. Bush Fullerton March 4, 2024 at 10:59 am

    Fond memories of the IUBCPA ( IU Basketball Couch Potato Association) back in the 80’s and early 90’s. Stay strong Kelli & family going forward.

  20. Bonny Goodnight March 4, 2024 at 12:44 pm

    Kelli and family, Rob and family,

    I’m so very sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. He was so very helpful and kind to our family in our losses. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Bonny Bailey Goodnight

  21. Jenny Smith March 4, 2024 at 3:25 pm

    So very sorry for the family during their incredible loss. Brian was an awesome man. He was always so kind and considerate. Very helpful during my time of loss. Fly High in The Heavens Brian you will be missed.

  22. John Kafalas March 4, 2024 at 6:01 pm

    I am so glad I got to know Brian best I could from such long distance. He showed me what a great father, husband, and family man should be like. I wish we had more time together but I will cherish what I had with him. My family will miss him terribly and our prayers are with the family.
    Love you guys
    John, Maggie, Gina, Angela Kafalas

  23. Dusty Huffer March 4, 2024 at 6:20 pm

    I went to school with heiny in the 1960’s+1970’s. we used to call him heiny at the southside school. Last time I saw him was about 31 years ago to the day. RIP Brian and may you sleep with angels. I’ll drink a cold one for you.

  24. Rick & Melanie Stone March 4, 2024 at 7:33 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers. We were so blessed to have known Brian (Baba), he was a wonderful man and a wonderful family man.
    With our love and prayers,
    Rick and Melanie Stone

  25. Jim “Arch” Archer March 4, 2024 at 9:24 pm

    Kelli, Carmen, Braxton and families, My sympathy love and prayers to all of you! I heard during my last visit to Frankfort last year that Brian was battling illness, but opening the webpage today all I could think was ….. Golly! or Geeminy Christmas! both phrases I heard Brian say often when we would get an unexpected death call! My early days in my funeral service career, I was blessed to have such a co-worker as Brian at Goodwin Funeral Home. We had a great time and many many fond memories of funny things that happened over the years at GFH! I have no doubt that Brian’s absence will leave a huge void in all our your lives, but know that he definitely made his mark here on this earth, and touched a ton of hearts, which are better because of knowing Brian! RIP my friend!

  26. Terri Dean March 5, 2024 at 7:50 am

    Kelli, and family, I’m so sorry for your loss of a great man. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers! If you need anything, I’m here. Much love

  27. Exie Pence March 5, 2024 at 8:04 am

    I was so sorry to hear about Brian. I had the pleasure of hearing Brian speak about his love of history at the CCGS. He made things so interesting. He will be missed.

  28. Shirley Wellman Bishop March 5, 2024 at 9:25 am

    My sympathy to the Heimbach family on the loss of Brian. I worked with Brian at Clancy’s and appreciated his sense of humor and kindness. I would see him periodically over the years and would enjoy catching up with him. RIP Brian – you will be missed.

  29. Julie Ingels March 5, 2024 at 12:32 pm

    Kelli, my prayers go out to you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.

  30. Keith A Gephart March 5, 2024 at 12:58 pm

    RIP Brian, gone way too soon. Such a great guy that enjoyed life to it’s fullest. You’ll always be remembered by all your friends and family. That infectious smile followed you throughout the years…rest easy my friend.

  31. Thomas Pearcy March 5, 2024 at 2:19 pm

    R.I.P., my friend.

  32. Sue Fink March 5, 2024 at 3:14 pm

    We are sorry for your loss. I pray for your comfort in these difficult days.

    Sue and Charlie Fink

  33. Eric Spencer March 5, 2024 at 3:18 pm

    Colleen and I were saddened to hear of Brian’s passing. Not too long ago I saw him at Witham and he shared that he had recently recalled a joke I had told at a Jaycee meeting years ago. We had a good laugh! “Heiner” was a great guy and good friend. Know that you and your family are in our prayers. We are going to be out of state Saturday but will be thinking of you all.

  34. Marilyn Abbott March 6, 2024 at 9:32 am

    So sorry to hear of his passing. Hugs and prayers to you and your children.

  35. George Irwin March 6, 2024 at 9:56 am

    I’m so sorry to hear that it has came to a end and I also know that you have been fighting cancer for years. I truly had a great time with you playing golf and just hanging out. You will be sadly missed for sure buddy. If family needs anything please let me know.

  36. Tony Hedge March 6, 2024 at 6:04 pm

    Our best wishes to Brian’s wife and extended family! I had briefly spoke with Brian at his garage and my wife had met his wife at Witham as a brief patient.
    Condolences to the family, from Tony & Linda Hedge, 724 Monarch Lane in Meadow Wings.

  37. Dave Bell March 6, 2024 at 6:38 pm

    Wow- Sure hate to hear this. I had the pleasure of working with Brian when I was just a kid starting out in funeral service at Goodwin Funeral Home. (Late 90’s) I remember him as a great guy and caring funeral director who contributed nicely to my start and education. He was kind, upbeat- and helped lighten things up in a work setting that needs that sometimes. Good memories…I think he and Bill helped me get a date one time!
    Quite a loss for the community…
    Dave Bell
    Managing Director at Glenn Funeral Home in Owensboro, KY.

  38. Peggy Abbott March 6, 2024 at 8:50 pm

    Kelli I’m so sorry for your loss of Brain!!! He was such a fighter!! He was such a gentle and kind soul!!! We always were talking about him and your children at the hospital!!! He was so kind and supportive when we have lost family members in the last few years. He was always there with a hug and a smile and caring words of support. He will be missed so much!! He always had such good remarks about you and the families. Lifting you and the family up in comforting Prayers.

  39. Kenneth Joseph Walters March 7, 2024 at 12:49 pm

    Although I can’t attend the visitation, please know that my heart is with your family.

  40. Richard and Marilyn Clouse March 7, 2024 at 4:47 pm

    Kelli and Family! We are so sorry for your loss! Brian was a true servant. He was so great with us when our son Scott lost his battle with cancer! He also was very generous to Isabelle at that time. We will never forget what a kind generous man he was!

  41. Jane A Sheets March 7, 2024 at 6:32 pm

    Very sorry to learn of the loss of your husband and father. Brian was a very congenial gentleman. My son, Joel was very fond of Brian.
    He will be missed by the community as well.

  42. Jeff Reinke March 8, 2024 at 1:45 am

    Dear Kelli and family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this very difficult time. I have met many people in my life and I have never met a person that was more positive and kind as Brian. I’m sure he had to have a bad day every now and then but I never saw Brian without a smile and a kind word every time I saw him. He was the energy and sunshine in every gathering that Brian was part of. This world would be a much better place if there were more men like Brian. That might be impossible because I believe they broke the mould when they made Brian, and that is a shame. He will be missed dearly by all who knew Brian. Hopefully he and Gary are drowning a worm or making a birdie in heaven. May the Lord be with you and your loved ones.

    With a sad heart but cherished memories,
    Jeff Reinke

  43. Eric Meiers March 8, 2024 at 1:53 am

    Such a cruel fate, death steals the best among us away. Brian you will be missed. My condolences on your family’s loss.

  44. Riss March 8, 2024 at 5:41 pm

    Rest In Peace Heiner. You clearly had a positive impact on many lives. You will be missed.

  45. Gina Kafalas March 9, 2024 at 8:24 am

    To all the Heimbach family,

    Brian was a kind man, great husband, and great father. I had the pleasure of connecting with him through Braxton. I always enjoyed his presence when he came to visit Angela and Braxton in FL. He always had that mid-western kind-hearted spirit and I loved that about him. He will be missed dearly. Hope to see you all again soon. Love Gina

  46. Susan and Joe Ruch March 9, 2024 at 10:43 am

    What a great man Brian was! We were blessed to have him as our friend for over 50 years! He was funny, authentic, and always optimistic. He will be greatly missed! We will continue to lift you up Kelli, Carmen, Braxton and the entire community of his friends.

  47. Jami Sloan March 9, 2024 at 9:34 pm

    So sorry for your loss. My son, Brynner, thought very highly of Coach Heimbach and really appreciated his insight.

  48. Jody Duckworth Coy March 10, 2024 at 9:32 pm

    Brian was always a great man. God has taken a wonderful angel. Prayers for his family.

  49. Steve & Beth Keeney March 14, 2024 at 3:43 pm

    We lost another great classmate. Brian could make anyone smile, the way he worded things was unique. Brian was a giving, caring and community minded man. He spent hours of his life caring for families in their time of need.

    And yes, he loved his family deeply. May all of his family and friends find peace and comfort in their good memories of Brian.

  50. Karla Cross March 26, 2024 at 3:01 am

    Brian was one of my first friends when my family moved to Frankfort when I was in first grade. He was so nice and funny. We remained friends and always had fun until junior high when classes were split up. Shortly after my family moved away. I never forgot him and always wondered how he was doing. Condolences to his family. He was a great guy. Too many of my friends from that time have now gone. I will never forget his smile and how we laughed.

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