William E. Heidt

November 1, 2020

William E. Heidt, 78, of rural Kirklin, Ind., died November 1, 2020 at his home.  He was born July 3, 1942 in Indianapolis, Ind. to Lewis LeRoy & Julia Helen (Welch) Heidt.  He married Janet K. Cripe on June 27, 1964 in Indianapolis and she survives.

William attended Indianapolis Public Schools.  He grew up in Indianapolis, moved to Hillisburg in 1967 and then to Scotland Woods in 1998.  He worked at Federal Mogul for 30 years and in heating/cooling for Davis Homes in Indianapolis for 18 years.  He retired in 2005.  William was a member of the Scotland Christian Church, Eagles Lodge, American Legion and UAW.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, November 5, 2020 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort, Ind. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, November 6, 2020 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Whiteman Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Scotland Church. Out of respect for the health, safety, and comfort of all in attendance, guests will be expected to adhere to current CDC guidelines regarding appropriate social distancing and the wearing of masks.

Survived by:

Wife: Janet Heidt of rural Kirklin, Daughter: Tina (Mike) Wells of rural Kirklin, Son: Mark (Amy) Heidt of rural Colfax, 2 Sisters: Barbara Hines of Indianapolis, Cressah Heidt of Indianapolis, 10 Grandchildren, Mark (Dawn Smith) Wells of Missouri, Crystal (John) Wessing of Missouri, Ryan (Melinda) Eli of Frankfort, Aaron (Kristin) Eli of Frankfort, Kaylea (Zach) Burlingame of Whitestown, Shane (Holly) Heidt of Fishers, Kyle (Bailey) Martin of Russiaville, Heather (Jordan Loesch) Longenberger of Michigantown, Dekota (Natasha) Kelley-Heidt of Frankfort and Tori Martin of Colfax, 17 Great Grandchildren, Jasmine Wells, of Missouri, Jocelyn Wells of Missouri, Grayson Wells of Missouri, Maggie Wessing of Missouri, Jordyn Eli of Frankfort, Cole Eli of Frankfort, Ryker Eli of Frankfort, Bryce Eli of Frankfort, Brooks Eli of Frankfort, Lilia Longenberger of Michigantown, Eve Longenberger of Michigantown, Conway Longenberger of Michigantown, Bentley Kelley-Heidt of Frankfort, Kinzleigh Brown of Frankfort, Skylar Martin of Russiaville, Hayden Heidt of Fishers, and Hudson Heidt of Fishers. He is also survived by his beloved dog, Snoopy.

Preceded by:

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Lena Jo Heidt, a brother, Charles Heidt and a great grandson, Jaxson Kelley-Heidt.


Leave your Condolences

16 Condolences for “William E. Heidt”

  1. Priscilla E Worth November 2, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    So so sorry for your loss he was a great person big hugs and prayers. Love ya

  2. Juanetta Huffer Walker November 2, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. He was an awesome man and I’m grateful I got to know him. He was sweet and kind. Will be missed dearly. Prayers

  3. Kimberly Fox November 2, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    Dear Aunt Fat, Tina, Mark & Families,
    Uncle Willie will be terribly missed. He was loved by all of us and he will be cherished in our memories forever. May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. May God shower light on your life ahead, and guide you through these sorry days. I can understand your pain, but the soul that is no more with us shall see peace and rest. Your loss is painful, and it is very difficult to come through in such times. Keep faith in God, and he shall pour his love and care op on you. Holding you all close in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember our dear Uncle Willie. My most heartfelt condolences. I love you all.

  4. Kathy Niese November 2, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    So sorry for your loss and prayers coming to the family and friends. Sincerely from the family of Madie Durham –
    Kathy and John Niese, Dayton, Ohio

  5. Brenda Carson November 3, 2020 at 12:19 am

    My deepest sympathy! So very sorry to hear this heartbreaking news of Willie passing! God gained a wonderful man! All my thoughts and prayers go to his family and friends, during this difficult time!! God Bless!

  6. Will Rogers November 3, 2020 at 7:12 am

    So sorry for all Willie’s family. He was such a great guy and will be missed by all that ever knew him.

  7. Rose Austin November 3, 2020 at 7:33 am

    Janet, I am so sorry to hear of Willie’s passing. I know he is in a better place. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Love You.

  8. Wanda & David Sturgill November 3, 2020 at 10:02 am

    Sorry for your families loss.

  9. Diane Scott November 3, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    The family is praying for you and your heart. Jesus is standing with you at this time and will be your shoulder ALWAYS!! Love to you all.

  10. Beverly Rogers November 4, 2020 at 11:11 am

    Janet and Family, So sorry to hear of Willies passing. Do to our health problems, David and I will not be able to attend any of the services. Love and condolences to you and your family.

  11. Rita & Jim Neidlinger November 4, 2020 at 11:43 am

    Janet, Tina, Mark and all your families,
    Sending many hugs and prayers for peace and comfort in the knowledge that Willie is in a better place. He is whole again and will always be looking down and watching over all of you. Love you all, Rita and Jim Neidlinger

  12. Don- Debbie Baker November 5, 2020 at 11:58 am

    Janet and Family, we are very sorry to hear of Willie’s passing. We loved working with him at Federal Mogul for many years. He was a great guy and will be missed by many. Prayers for comfort and peace.

  13. Carol and Mike Evans November 5, 2020 at 3:32 pm

    Sad to hear the news about Willie. Have not seen him for long time and heard he wasn’t well. He was one of my favorite people to work with at Federal Mogul and have memories of the fun times we had together. Sure he will be missed by many. Assured he is getting his rest now. R.I.P. my friend. We are sending prayers and hugs to Janet, Mark, Tina and their families.

  14. Vickie Goff November 5, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    So Sorry for your loss………..RIP Willie. Willie was such a great coworker and friend. Had so much fun over the years we all worked together. Just like family. You will be missed Willie. We all will remember the funny stories for many years.

  15. Phil Emens November 6, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    So sorry for your loss.

  16. Lilia Longenberger His great grandchild. February 18, 2023 at 11:41 pm

    Thank you for making my grandpa or we called him papple Willie. We loved him very much. He was a kind, sharing, and helpful guy. I was in the house as it happened but he is in a better place. I am 100% sure he is in heaven looking down at me and my family right now. He loved us and of course his dog Snoopy. Snoopy was his dog. They had a great bond as he died and went to say goodbye while was alive Snoopy was laying with him. I now have a bond close to that with my dog she is three now but I am pretty sure Snoopy is 9 or 11. At a very young age writing this, and a very young age losing him, I know from the bottom of my heart he loved us.

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