Former Hastings resident, Joe Heineman, 88, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Southlake Village Rehabilitation & Care Center, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Services will be Saturday, March 18, 2017, 11:00 A.M. at First Presbyterian Church, Hastings with Rev. Greg Allen-Pickett officiating. Lunch in Fellowship Hall will follow.
Burial with military rites by U.S. Air Force will be Tuesday, March 21, 2017; 11:00 A.M. in Omaha National Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Kevin C. Heineman Memorial Forensics Scholarship at Hastings College. Visitation will be Friday, March 17, 2017, 3:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. with family present 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service at the church.

Joe was born March 19, 1928, in Verdon, Nebraska to Roy Russell & Myrtle Lena (Everling) Heineman. He graduated from Verdon High School and Lincoln School of Commerce. Joe served in the U.S. Air Force from 1948 until 1952 as a staff sergeant. He married Mary Alice Smith on June 28, 1953, in Verdon, Nebraska; she preceded him in death on October 12, 2008.

Joe was President of Pawnee County Bank and owned Brothers IV Restaurant in Pawnee City, Nebraska. Joe and Mary moved to Hastings in 1993 from Big Springs, Nebraska, where they managed a hotel. After moving to Hastings they managed the Midlands Lodge. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, American Legion, and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary Alice Heineman; son, Kevin; twin sister, Joan Nixon; sister, Betty Duncan; and brothers, Robert, Dale, Roy Jr., Dick, Ed, Lee, and Jean.

Children & Spouse:
Douglas K. & Carol Heineman – Lexington, NE
John R. Heineman & significant other Charles Williams – Lincoln, NE
Rex G. Heineman & Craig Hiles – Minneapolis, MN
Grandchildren & Spouse:
Erin M. Heineman & significant other Tom Coviello – Lexington, NE
Kyle D. & Monica Heineman – Johnson Lake, NE
Irene Heineman – Wahoo, NE
Elaine Heineman – Falls City, NE
Opal Frye – Falls City, NE