Obituary for Lewis Heying, 94

July 01,1920 To December 25,2014,

1 to 2 PM, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014 @ Friemonth-Freese Funeral Home - Glasgow, MO

Funeral Services
2 PM, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014 @ Friemonth-Freese Funeral Home - Glasgow

Washington Cemetery

E.U.B. Chapel in care of funeral home

Lewis Heying 1920 – 2014 Long time Glasgow resident, Lewis “Red” Heying passed away December 25th at Big Bend Retreat in Slater. He was 94 years of age. Lewis Martin Heying was born July 1, 1920 in Glasgow to Aaron Browning and Helena (Dulle) Heying. During his younger years Red enjoyed playing violin for his band “Red Heying and the Wild Cats”. He graduated from Glasgow High School in 1938. Following graduation, Red served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during WWII. He was awarded three Bronze Stars for his acts of heroism and for his meritorious service in a combat zone. Upon being honorably discharged from the military, Red attended and graduated from the University of Missouri Rolla with a degree in civil engineering. He married Helen Mae Horn at St. Patrick’s Church in Rolla on May 10, 1949. Together they have enjoyed over 65 years of marriage. Red worked for the Corp of Engineers for over 30 years, retiring in 1975. In his free time, he enjoyed fishing, painting, photography, and woodworking. Red was a lifetime member of the VFW, a member of the American Legion, and an active member in the Glasgow Lion’s Club. Red is survived by his wife, Helen; son, Michael L. Heying of Glasgow; son-in-law, Norman Haskamp; four grandchildren, Ben, Megan, Spencer and Jill; six great-grandchildren, Aiden, Ellie, Logan, Malori, Amelia and Charlotte. Aside from his parents, Red was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Haskamp, one brother, James Heying, and one sister, Virginia Ruether. Services honoring Mr. Heying’s life will be held 2pm, Sunday, December 28, 2014 at Friemonth-Freese Funeral Home in Glasgow with Fr. Dylan Schrader officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial with military honors will follow the service at Washington Cemetery in Glasgow. Memorial contributions are suggested to Alzheimer’s Research or Cancer Research, in care of Friemonth-Freese Funeral Service, Glasgow.