Jerry D. Heimbach

January 20, 2021

Jerry D. Heimbach, 81, of Frankfort, died January 20, 2021 at Witham Hospital, Lebanon, Ind.  He was born August 8, 1939 in Frankfort, Ind. to Paul L. & Audra L. (McQuern) Heimbach.  He married Sharon Kay Gumm on September 4, 1959 and she preceded him in death on October 19, 2017.

Jerry was a Union Pipe Fitter, retiring from Indiana Gas Company (Vectren) after several years of service.  He was a handyman as well as an accomplished wood worker.  He enjoyed doing projects for friends and family and could do anything.  Jerry and Sharon raised their boys at Hope United Methodist Church before moving their membership to St. Matthew United Methodist Church, where he was an active 50-year member.  He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Visitation and Services

Private family services will be held. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date at St. Matthew United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Bunnell Cemetery, P.O. 38, Frankfort, IN 46041.

Survived by:

2 Sons: Brian (Kelli) Heimbach of Lebanon and Rob (Annette) Heimbach of Rossville, TN, 5 Grandchildren: Carmen (David) Cannon of Lebanon, Blake Heimbach of Memphis, TN, Braxton Heimbach of St. Petersburg, FL, Morgan Heimbach of Memphis, TN, Marin Heimbach of Fayetteville, AR and 2 Great Grandchildren: Andrew ‘Drew’ & Audra ‘Audrey” Cannon of Lebanon.

Preceded by:

In addition to his parents and his wife, Sharon, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Heimbach.


Leave your Condolences

44 Condolences for “Jerry D. Heimbach”

  1. Ken Walters January 21, 2021 at 1:11 pm

    Brian & Rob,

    Your Dad was such a nice guy. May God bless your families with grace and peace and wonderful memories.

  2. Butch Huffer January 21, 2021 at 1:21 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss, he will be missed, God Bless

  3. Bruce Heimbach January 21, 2021 at 1:22 pm

    Jerry, I am very sorry and sad for your loss. Brian and Rob will carry the torch…

    • Rob Heimbach January 24, 2021 at 10:08 pm

      Dad has set a difficult standard to follow. Will do the best we can to carry the torch.

  4. Kathy Kemmerer Arthur January 21, 2021 at 2:37 pm

    I was so sorry to hear about Jerry. He was a great person and it was so nice to have known him. I just want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Blessings, Kathy Kemmerer Arthur

  5. R. Strawn January 21, 2021 at 3:51 pm

    Undoubtable one of the most likeable person you could know.

  6. Jane Johnson January 21, 2021 at 4:32 pm

    Leaving all my love and sympathy with all of you. Jerry was a fine man and he is now with his love Sharon. From, Aunt Jane

  7. Linda Bowlin January 21, 2021 at 5:01 pm

    I never knew your dad until he moved down the street. I really enjoyed getting to know him. We will miss him at mail time. He was a great guy.
    Linda Shilkett Bowlin

  8. Bill Shoemaker January 21, 2021 at 5:05 pm

    To Rob and Brian, I hated to hear the news of your Dad. I’ve always had great respect for him as a person and co-worker. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Jan January 21, 2021 at 5:58 pm

    To all the family I send sincere condolences with the passing of Dad, Jerry, and Papaw. He was one great caring, loving guy. He will be so missed by many. I send my love.

  10. Ed Pearson January 21, 2021 at 6:25 pm

    Nancy and I are so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. I always enjoyed talking to him. I will keep you and my family in my prayers.

  11. Stanley Powell January 21, 2021 at 6:39 pm

    To the Heimbach family, I’m so sad to hear of Jerry’s passing. Jerry and Sharon were such great friends during our high school and maturing years! Both were wonderful God Loving People, I loved them both!

  12. Robert & Jane Hackler January 21, 2021 at 6:58 pm

    So sorry for your loss. We are sure you will cherish many good memories God Bless.

  13. Erilda & Ron Coleman January 21, 2021 at 7:33 pm

    Dearest Family,
    How are heartache, but yet we rejoice in the reunion taking place in Heaven. When we take our last breath on earth, we breathe our first breath in Heaven. Our dear friend, Jerry, was a fierce fighter but God decided it was time to come home. We will definitely miss the “Friends” Gatherings, the WaWaSee trips, & just the fun times of visiting & all the great memories shared through the years. Prayers for strength & comfort during this time are being sent heavenward. May God wrap His loving arms around each of you. May all the family memories you have made remain in your hearts forever.
    God Bless – Ron & Erilda

  14. Wayne and Susie Brock January 21, 2021 at 7:42 pm

    We’re very sorry for your loss, he will be greatly missed. Both your parents were wonderful people, it was a real honor to have known them. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers. Esther Fisher, Wayne & Susie Brock

  15. Marty Samiels January 21, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    So sorry to hear the news of Jerry’s passing. He was a great guy. Lots of memories from over the years. Prayers to you both Brian and Rob.

  16. Mark Mowery January 21, 2021 at 11:05 pm

    So sorry for your,loss. Your Dad was a great man you are in our prayers.

  17. Paula Russell January 22, 2021 at 8:32 am

    Hugs and prayers to all of the family. Jerry was such a nice man. We rejoice knowing of his heavenly reunion with his wife and so many loved ones. We grieve knowing we have to learn to live without his physical presence in our lives. Lifting all of you in my daily prayers; asking for peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  18. Doug Stanton January 22, 2021 at 9:07 am

    Rob, Annette and family, I am so sorry for your loss and for the current times when for health concerns you are unable to witness the outpouring of love and support I’m sure you would have experienced in person. Just know that there are many people out there keeping you and your family in their thoughts and prayers as we can all sympathize with the great loss of a loved one. May God Bless your family.

  19. Peggi Wilson January 22, 2021 at 9:46 am

    Brian and Rob and families. I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. He was a really great guy and a good friend for many years. He will be missed.

  20. Ron and Shirley Rosen January 22, 2021 at 9:59 am

    So sorry for your loss! We will miss seeing and talking to Jerry when he walked by on his way to get the mail. Thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  21. David Beals January 22, 2021 at 10:11 am

    I already miss a wonderful friend and a great man. Thanks for all the great pictures in the video. So many memories. Your family will be in my prayers.

  22. Jim Spears January 22, 2021 at 10:59 am

    Brian & Family,

    So sorry for your loss, Jerry was a great guy, praying for you and your family .

  23. Marian Carol Byrnes January 22, 2021 at 12:02 pm

    Sorry for your loss of such a wonderful Father. Have known them both for many, many years. Sharon was so much fun to be with. Know that they both are in Heaven now. God is in Control. The Memorial video was excellent.

  24. Fran Reagan January 22, 2021 at 5:36 pm

    Heimbach family, sorry for your loss. He was a great guy and Marvin & I had the privilege of Jerry being in our wedding in Washington, DC Hold on to all your great memories you shared with him and you are in my prayers.

  25. Linda Gibson Benge January 22, 2021 at 5:39 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family. What a great guy! Jerry! Always with a smile, a warm handshake or a hug. Not to be forgotten. Thank you Jesus for the privilege of knowing this fine person. Take care of him in Heaven. We shall see you when we get there, Jerry.

  26. Sandie Redington January 22, 2021 at 5:50 pm

    Brian Rob, and family, Your Dad had a great personality. He loved to tease. And he had the best laugh. We really missed them when they moved. At 4:10 we would meet at the fence and solve the problems of the day. Of course he had to tease me about my purple front door all the time. You were so blessed to have such wonderful parents. The video was wonderful so many memories. Keeping the family in my prayers. Sandie & David

  27. Steve Greeno January 22, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    Brian and family, So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Prayers to you and your family.

  28. Carolyn Ellis January 23, 2021 at 9:41 am

    Was so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. He was such a nice guy. I thought a lot of both him & Sharon. Prayers to the family & wonderful memories.

  29. Rick and Melanie Stone January 23, 2021 at 10:31 am

    We are so sorry for you loss. Jerry was such a kind, sweet and friendly man. He always went out of his way to make us feel welcome and was so funny in his stories. Rick and I really appreciated his generosity. He truly loved his family and his love was so pure. We will always cherish the memories. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  30. Chris & Suellen Myers January 23, 2021 at 12:43 pm

    Very sorry to learn about Jerry. A great guy to work with. Will be missed for sure.

  31. Peggy & Danny January 23, 2021 at 3:57 pm

    So sorry for your loss Brain. Keeping you and Kellie and family in our prayers and thoughts.

  32. Carolyn Schulz January 23, 2021 at 11:51 pm

    Brian and Rob, Thank you for being such loving sons to your Mom and Dad. They were so proud of you both and your children, too. May the sweet memories and their legacy of love and faith comfort you now.
    Carolyn and David Schulz

  33. Kim Redington January 24, 2021 at 7:27 am

    We are so very sorry to hear about Jerry. We have so many wonderful memories of visiting with Jerry and Sharon when we were at my parents’ on Prairie Street and talking in Fellowship Hall at St. Matthew UMC. The very best people, friends, neighbors…so missed by all of us. Your family is in our hearts.

    Love, Kim and family

  34. Randal Ridgway January 24, 2021 at 2:18 pm

    Brian and Kelli,
    I’m very sorry to hear of your father’s death. I enjoyed getting to know him from his days at Indiana Gas and then served with him on the Trustees at St. Matthew. I always liked his perspective and he was always so firmly grounded. The two of you were especially blessed with such great fathers. I miss them both.
    Randy Ridgway

  35. Susan Moody January 24, 2021 at 6:25 pm

    Brian, I am so sorry for your loss. Your parents were such wonderful folks. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  36. Tammy Dillard January 25, 2021 at 12:59 pm

    I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your father. I pray you and your brother will find comfort knowing he is with your mom now.

  37. Kenny and Sally Mitchell January 25, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    Sending prayers and hugs. So sorry for the loss. Your parents were such a sweet couple, always nice and had a smile.

  38. Marilyn Lenhart January 26, 2021 at 9:23 am

    I have just recently received word of Jerry’s passing. Sharon and Jerry were in our lives ever since high school. We have been forever friends and we miss both of them so much. My grandfather, Homer Hazel, and Sharon’s grandmother were first cousins. Sharon and I always referred to ourselves as “kissin” cousins. We went to grade school at Lincoln all through high school. So I am sad to lose them both. Jerry and my husband were adopted “Hot Dogs” from the class of ‘59. So we have a long history with the Heimbach’s. You have our condolences for I know how loved you all were. God bless you.

  39. Carmen and John Doub January 26, 2021 at 5:13 pm

    So sorry to hear about Jerry. We have fond memories of the fun times with Sharon and Jerry. It was always a joy visiting with them. They both were really, really good people. We miss them.

  40. Dave and Suzanne (Gill) Marty January 27, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    We are so blessed to have known Jerry and Sharon. Such a beautiful Christian couple, now reunited! Our sympathy to all the family.

  41. Bush Fullerton February 1, 2021 at 11:22 am

    Dear Brian & Kelli,

    Did not know Jerry well, but sure am thinking of, and praying for you, at this tough time.

    Bush & Susan

  42. Melissa Huffer February 2, 2021 at 7:44 am

    I am so sorry to here about your father. He was such a good man. He will be missed greatly. Will be praying for you all.
    Melissa Huffer

  43. Eric & Colleen Spencer February 3, 2021 at 11:02 am

    Brian & Kelli,
    Jerry was a great guy. One of the things I liked about him was that he was always upbeat and positive. Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures in the video. Know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Eric & Colleen

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