Ernest Heishman Jr.
Ernest Heishman Jr., 86, Corydon, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, at Kindred Transitional Care & Rehabilitation Center in Corydon.
Born May 13, 1930, in Corydon, he was the son of the late Ernest Harvey and Bertha Dell Wolfe Heishman.
He was an Army veteran, who served in combat during the Korean War and, on July 19, 1952, was awarded the Purple Heart medal ‘for wounds received as a result of enemy action in North Korea.’ His 38-year career as a railroad employee began with the L&N Railroad in Louisville then transferring to the CSX Systems of Jacksonville, Fla., in 1980. He was a member of the Corydon Church of the Nazarene, having attended Heidelberg United Methodist Church until 1951.
Besides hid parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Dewey Forrest Heishman, and a granddaughter, Amanda Lynn Heishman.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, the former Phyllis Jean Alstott; a son, Randall Lloyd Heishman (Diana) of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; a daughter, Gloria Sue Albin (Jerry) of Corydon; five grandchildren, Eric Heishman (Shari), Bradley Heishman, Kristina Bowen (David), Jeremy Albin (Nikki) and Andrea McQueen (Brandon); and nine great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Breck, Colton, Skylar, Brooklyn and Bryce Heishman, Greyson and Zander Bowen and Sean Albin.
Visitation: Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 4 to 8 p.m. and Thursday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon and Friday, Dec. 2, after 10 a.m. at the Corydon Church of the Nazarene.
Funeral: Friday, Dec. 2, at 1 p.m. at the church with burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Corydon.
Officiant: The Rev. Michael Elliott.
Pallbearers: Jeremy and Jerry Albin, Eric and Bradley Heishman, Brandon McQueen and David Bowen.
The family suggests memorial gifts to his church.