Ernest Matthew Heinen, 53, of Vine Grove KY, passed away at the Robley Rex Veteran’s Hospital in Louisville Sunday the 24th of February 2019.
Mr. Heinen was a decorated United States Army Veteran who served as a Tanker in the Gulf War.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Peer Peters Gandil, Matthew & Margaret Rechner, Ernest & Margaret Heinen; two aunts, Alice Marciani, Fran Heinen; two uncles, PFC Robert P Gandil "Godfather" and Herbert O’Connell.
He is survived by his parents, Ernest & Eileen Heinen of Vine Grove, KY; two sisters, Laura (Randy) Roller, Maggie (Billy) Clark; four aunts, Victoria O’Neill (Godmother), Karen O’Connell, Tina Gandil, Pat (Bill) Henning, five uncles, Richard (Cathy) Marciani, Lars Gandil, Dennis O’Neill, Richard (Barb) Rechner, Robert Heinen; a brother in law, Jim Storey; six nieces & nephews, Elizabeth Roller, Samantha Roller, Jesscia Storey, Matthew Storey, Brandon Clark, Brayden Clark; two great nieces, Allison Blevins, Eliza Morse; as well as many cousins and close friends.
Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM, Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at the Chism Family Funeral Home, Vine Grove, KY.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Heinen will be held at 1:30 PM, March 5, 2019 at St. Brigid Catholic Church, Vine Grove, KY with Rev. Daniel Lincoln officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central, Radcliff, KY.
The family asks in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St Brigid Catholic Church Building Fund at 314 East Main St. Vine Grove, KY 40175