Darrell John Elton Heinemann, 91, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. He passed peacefully in his home.
He is survived by his wife Jeraldine; son Hal Heinemann and wife Vicki, daughter Connie Bent; son Ward Heinemann and wife Linda; and son Bret Heinemann. He was the proud Papa of 12 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
He was born Feb. 13, 1927 in South Dakota. His family came West to Bellflower where he graduated from Excelsior High School and met and later married Jeraldine Louise Hart. With his parents’ permission he joined the U.S. Coast Guard at age 17 and proudly served his country in WWII. They came to Atascadero in 1971. He was a skilled plastering contractor and carpenter always ready to help someone in need. He loved collecting old bottles and was a long time member of the SLOBS, San Luis Obispo Bottle Society. He had a terrific sense of humor and was loved by all. He was a great fisherman and it was his favorite pastime.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday February 24, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Atascadero Bible Church. All are welcome!