Vincent Heeg Obituary, Death – Vince’s passing breaks our hearts. Years Vincent Anthony Joseph Heeg, 87, died Tuesday, November 15. Vince was the youngest of 5 brothers and 1 sister. On a farm outside Sidney, he learnt the value of a close-knit, faith-based family. He graduated from Sidney St. Pat’s in 1953, excelling in basketball and football. Vince went to college to play football, and Wyoming Cowboys head coach Bob Devaney visited Vince’s property one summer. His father wasn’t impressed and told them to get back to work, but Vince taught him about squandered opportunities. Vince was conscripted and served in Germany. After service, he studied electrical engineering at the University of Nebraska.
Vince and his brother Henry went to an ice-skating party in Peetz, Colorado, where he met Gloria. They married and relocated to Denver, where he worked for Martin Aerospace. They moved to Kimball, Nebraska, after having Nora, Julie, and Vince to raise their children in a small-town environment like their own. Soon after, Ginny and Henry joined the family. Vince’s love, loyalty, and commitment to his wife and children built a strong, caring, faith-filled family. Vince showed unwavering love and support through adversity and victory.
Vince and Gloria opened The C & R Bar, Vince’s Lounge, and Vince’s Corner.
These businesses created many lifelong friendships. He had a unique ability to build strong, personal relationships with different generations, ages, and personalities, making everyone feel special. Vince sponsored sports, supported the community, and fed the high school football team on game days. Vince supported and adored his children’s activities, putting many miles on his automobiles. His kids knew he loved and supported them because he was always there. Vince was a volunteer fireman, baseball and softball coach, avid golfer, and supporter of school and community events. He loved having fun but also wanted his buddies to have fun.
Vince was a great Big Red supporter and attended many games with family and friends. The last 20 years of Husker football generated many heartbreaking memories for Vince and Husker nation. He was engaged at St. Joseph’s in Kimball and sponsored St. Pat’s. Vince’s strong faith and love to his family will be missed. Vince’s 63-year-old wife, Gloria, survives him. Nora (Greg) Robinson Kimball NE, Julie (James) Schnell Johnson Lake NE, Vince (Ginny) Stafford Parker CO, and Henry (Lani) Heeg Kimball NE. Lt. Col Mark (Lt. Col Kristen) Schnell Phoenix AZ, Stephanie Kitchens Kimball NE, Katherine Robinson Kimball NE, Jarrod (Tara) Schnell Sidney NE, Tony (Zoe) Robinson Thornton CO, Dr. Michael (Jamie) Robinson Henry Heeg, Hermosa Beach CA, Justine Heeg, Kimball NE, Ashley Stafford, Jack Stafford, Tyler Stafford, and Kaitlin Heeg, Kimball NE. Jordynn, Kinley, Chassidy, Annamelia, Aiden, and Everett Robinson. 4 sisters-in-law, many nieces and nephews survive him.
Martin and Nora, five brothers, one sister, many in-laws, two nieces, one grandchild (Lexi), and many friends predeceased him. Friday, November 18, 2022, at 6:00 pm, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church will hold rosary. Saturday, November 19, 2022: Funeral Mass at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, followed by a celebration of life at the Sagebrush in Kimball.
Monday, November 21, 2022, 10 am, Greenwood Cemetery, Sidney, Nebraska Donations can be made to Four Winds Golf Course, Kimball Volunteer Fire Department, and Kimball Health Services.