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Kenneth Heiss

Kenneth Herman Heiss

Thursday, February 22nd, 1934 - Saturday, June 20th, 2020
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Obituary

Kenneth Herman Heiss, 86, of Marietta, Ohio, died Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He was born on February 22, 1934 in Waterford, Ohio, to William James and Marcella Florence Rauch Heiss.

Kenny was a 1952 graduate of Waterford High School. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Cold War, serving in Germany for 18 months. Kenny was Co-Owner of Heiss Brothers, Inc, building homes for 32 years until his retirement in 1999. He was a member of The Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption, where he was on the finance council and was head of the building and grounds committee. Kenny was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, 4th Degree, American Legion Post 64, was the founder of Country Roads T&A Club, served on the Washington County Planning Commission, and was Past President of Washington County Home Builders.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Marlene Noe Heiss, whom he married on May 30, 1960; three children, Catherine Johnson (Greg) of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Douglas Heiss (special friend, Farrell Johnson) of Marietta; and Michelle Carter (Scott) of Marysville, Ohio; grandchildren, Michael, Rachel, Patrick, Vanessa and Laurel; siblings, Joan Hickman of Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania, Robert Heiss of Marietta, and Mary Campbell of Waterford; brother in law, Larry Noe of Marietta, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews, especially Teresa & Pat Huck.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Rita Mae Leopold, Edith Lauer, and Ronald, Jack and Billy Heiss.

Kenny’s family will greet friends at the Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 23 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm, with a Vigil service held at 3:00 p.m. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at the Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption, with The Rev. Msgr. John Michael Campbell celebrating. Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park, with full military honors observed.

Please be advised that social distancing will be observed and the family requires that attendees please wear a mask. One will be provided if you do not bring one. Friends are asked not to linger following greeting of the family on Tuesday.

Kenny’s family would to thank Dr. Kelli Cawley and her staff, Amedisys Hospice and the nurses and staff at Marietta Memorial that helped in his loving care. Donations may be directed to The Basilica Building Fund, c/o The Marietta Community Foundation. Cawley & Peoples is honored to serve the Heiss family, offering on-line condolences and many other resources by visiting CawleyandPeoples.com


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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples
    Address
    408 Front Street
    MARIETTA, OH 45750
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    Notes
    There will be a Vigil Service held at 3:00 p.m. during visitation. Please be advised that social distancing will be observed and the family requires that attendees please wear a mask. One will be provided if you do not bring one. Friends are asked not to linger following greeting of the family on Tuesday.
  • Second Visitation

    Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples
    Address
    408 Front Street
    MARIETTA, OH 45750
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Please be advised that social distancing will be observed and the family requires that attendees please wear a mask. One will be provided if you do not bring one. Friends are asked not to linger following greeting of the family on Tuesday.
  • Funeral Liturgy with Mass

    Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    The Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption
    Address
    506 Fourth Street
    MARIETTA, OH 45750
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    Notes
    Please be advised that social distancing will be observed and the family requires that attendees please wear a mask. One will be provided if you do not bring one. Friends are asked not to linger following greeting of the family on Tuesday.
    Officiant
    The Rev. Msgr. John Michael Campbell
  • Interment

    Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 | 11:30am
    When
    Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 11:30am
    Location
    East Lawn Memorial Park
    Address
    27880 St. Rt. 7
    MARIETTA, OH 45750
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Dear Heiss Family, Thank you to your husband/dad/uncle/grandpa for his service. Thinking of all of you as you celebrate his life. Love from CO.
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Cheryl J Skinner, Tri-State Military Museum

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May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Kenneth Herman Heiss, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Veteran, Kenneth Herman Heiss, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †
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