Gale "Hoot" Heitmann, age 67, passed away on Monday, January 10, 2022, at his home in rural Keystone.
Memorial visitation will be held from 4:00 until 7:00 PM, Monday, January 17, 2022 at the Phillips Funeral Home in Keystone. Interment will be held at the Keystone Cemetery at a later date.
Gale was born, on August 4, 1954 in Cedar Rapids, the son of Elmer and Edna (Olmsted) Heitmann. He graduated from Benton Community High School with the class of 1972.
Gale farmed the Heitmann Century Farm and had worked at Pierce Lumbere in Belle Plaine for over 20 years, retiring at the age of 62. "Hoot" was a member of the Keystone Turners and loved to play golf in his younger years. He was also an avid reader. And enjoyed spending time with friends and family.
He is survived by his son Will Heitmann of Keystone; brother Neill (Judy) Heitmann of McGregor, IA; sisters, Jean (Glenn) Neely of Green Valley, AZ, Mary (Gene) Welch of Omaha, NE, Alice (John) Ligouri of Camdenton, MO; nephews, David and John Welch, Doug Dunn, and Nick Heitmann; as well as many great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his beloved son Luke Heitmann.
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