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|Tim Heimann: "A Lot of Life in His Life"
|An emotional but celebratory feel had to be set early for the memorial service held at Knox College for one if its best known, and clearly most-loved, ambassadors.
1970 Knox College Graduate Topper Steinman leading the crowd Saturday in a whistle akin to those Tim Heimann used so famously on the basketball court, or any of the other venues he coached or worked at on campus over four-decades. Heimann died March 13th after a courageous battle with cancer, and the memorial service was held on the basketball court named in his honor just last year.
Knox College president Roger Taylor was one of those that honored Heimann, and said that as Tim often said himself, he came to Knox in 1966, and never left, serving until the very end.
But Taylor says as Heimann's cancer worsened while serving as a major gifts officer, he worried that he couldn't serve until the very end. "Tim had such a sense of responsibility for our college, he came to say in person how disappointed he was, that he wasn't going to finish (his work fundraising)," Taylor said. "Thank God (Vice President for Advancement) Bev Holmes thought fast enough to tell Tim that he had already laid the groundwork. He had gotten his work for Knox College done."
Heimann was remembered as a man who deeply loved his wife Cathy, their four-children, two-grandchildren, and other family members, and who loved those he coached just as much.
Heimann was described as a man who had a lot of life in his life.
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(Topper Steinman, 1970 Knox Grad and master of ceremonies, speaks about a pick-up game he had with Tim on the court bearing Heimann's name during Saturday's memorial service.)
(Many of the hundreds of Tim Heimann's friends who attended Saturday's service greeted his family following the service. WGIL News Story and Photos by Will Stevenson.)
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