Traverse City Record-Eagle


April 16, 2013

David E. Heim

TRAVERSE CITY — David Earl Heim, 73, a longtime resident of the Traverse City area, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2013, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.

David was born to Dorothy and George Heim on Dec. 31, 1939.

Dave worked for Grand Traverse Construction for over 30 years and was the owner-operator for 20 of those years. He was an avid hunter, golfer, and outdoorsman and was loved by family and friends. Dave was a generous man who provided for his family without hesitation. Those who knew Dave as a friend or worked with him in the construction industry would tell you that when you saw him out and about he always had a smile on his face and a kind word. After retiring he traveled the world with his wife and friends and experienced life to it’s fullest. He will be missed by all.

He is survived by his wife, Vanita; sister, Myrt Heim Smith; his children, David (Debbie) Heim Jr., Loree (Mike) Collett, and Debi (Ron) Hall; grandchildren, Jennifer, Justin, Stacy, Aimee, Sam and Zach; great-grandchildren, Landon, Dillon, Scotty, Ian, Tanna and Emma; as well as many other loving family members and friends.

Visitation for friends and family to celebrate Dave’s life will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. Grave-side committal services will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Kingsley.

Dave was involved with the Yuba School Restoration Project and was very passionate about it from his time attending as a child. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to the Yuba School Historical Society, 5825 Yuba Rd. Williamsburg, MI 49690. Please share your thoughts with the family at

The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.

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