Donald F. Heitzman of Melbourne, FL entered into rest on January 8, 2019. Son of the late Violet M. Heitzman & Carl F. Heitzman, brother of the late Jane Patterson. He served in the National Guard of New York State and the National Guard of the United States from 1947-1957. He was retired from Indian River County as a heavy equipment mechanic after 20 years of sevice
He is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Ruth A. (Lang) Heitzman; daughter, Marly (Charles) Herberger; son Kris (Sheena) Heitzman; 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Don enjoyed bowling,roller skating and raising beagle dogs. He was an avid pidgeon fancier and won many races. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Advent Lutheran Church, 7550 No. Wickham Rd., Melbourne, FL on Jan. 19, 2019, at 6:30 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Advent Luthern Church or Hospice of Health First, 1131 W. New Haven Ave., Melbourne, FL 329040.