Charles “Chuck” Heisinger, 64, of Mitchell, SD, died Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.
Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial with Military Honors will be at Servicemen’s Memorial Cemetery in Mitchell. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.
Charles “Chuck” Heisinger was born on Dec. 10th, 1954 to Leo and Janice (Weber) Heisinger of Delmont SD. He joined the US Navy at age 18 and traveled around the Pacific on the USS Grey. While at sea, he proudly worked as a boiler technician before returning to South Dakota. After discharge from the Navy, worked at UBC, which led him to start his own construction business. Chuck’s love of carpentry persisted in the quality of his attention to his craft.
Throughout his active life, he enjoyed being outdoors. He liked to explore trails most people overlook, such as the Homestake pipeline in the Black Hills. He enjoyed bicycling the Mickelson Trail sometimes those 20-mile rides left others in the dust. He was a hard worker who was proud of his trade. His home was well stocked with toys and entertaining activities for his grandchildren to enjoy on their visits to grandpa’s house. There have been many wonderful memories made of their laughter and play. Chuck enjoyed watching the Minnesota Twins on television and sometimes between changing channels during commercials. Chuck was well known in the community and his presence will be greatly missed.
He is survived by daughters Michelle Larsen (Brent) of Spearfish SD, Amy Deppe (Jon) of Cedar Rapids IA and Laura Heisinger of Rapid City SD. His grandchildren Madison, Wyatt, Zander and Juda Deppe. He is also survived by his mother Janice Heisinger of Parkston SD, and siblings David Heisinger of Parkston SD, Tim Heisinger of Worthing SD, Gerald (Kim) Heisinger of Dimock SD, Lynn Heisinger of Parkston SD, Francis (Lisa) Heisinger of Olathe KS, Benny Heisinger of Parkston SD, Pat (Todd) Nelson of Sioux Falls SD, Jeanne (Dylane) Klatt of Crookston MN, Judi Heisinger of Woodbury MN, John Heisinger and Special friend Christine of St. Louis MO. He was preceded in death by his father Leo and sister Cathy.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.