Galesburg native Chris Heimann dies at 37

Sunday, April 21st, Galesburg native and Knox College Grad Chris J. Heimann passed away at the age of 37. Chris had been battling pancreatic cancer. Chris was the youngest son of the late Tim Heimann who coached the Prairie Fire Men’s Basketball Team for 24 years before retiring in 2008. Coach Tim Heimann passed away in March of 2009 after a battle with esophageal cancer. Chris graduated from Knox College in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in history and received his master’s degree in education from the University of La Verne in 2013. Chris is survived by his wife Christy, daughter Elodie, his mother Cathy, brothers Kerry and Kevin, and sister Cammi. A celebration of life service for Chris Heimann will be held Sunday at 11:30am at The Tent by the River at The Loading Dock in Grafton, Illinois. According to the obituary from Hinchliff Pearson West Galesburg Chapel, Chris always said, “Pink is the new black” so don’t show up all in black.