Dale J. Heger, 83


first_imgDale J. Heger, 83, Greensburg passed away on March 16, 2016 at the St. Francis Hospital in Greenwood. Born July 23, 1932 in Decatur County, IN, he was the son of Anthony & Catherine (Harpring) Heger. He was a graduate of Greensburg High School in 1950. In his youth he held several offices in the Future Farmers of America at the local and District levels prior to becoming State Vice President his Senior year in High School. Dale served in the US Army after High School at Fort Leonard Wood, MO as Active Duty in Corp of Engineers as a Phase Chief training thousands in heavy equipment operation in earth moving. Dale joined the Knights of Columbus in 1950 and served several roles and offices at the local and district levels prior to becoming the Indiana State Deputy. He entered the K of C 4th Degree program in 1988 and went on to become the State Master in 2010. Through the Knights of Columbus, he became involved in the Gibault school for boys in Terre Haute, IN in 1982, serving on several board positions prior to becoming Board Chairman in 2004 and being re-elected 7 times. During his tenure the Gibault school for boys expanded into several other cities in Indiana and Ohio. He helped to change the lives of many youths from a life of crime to being productive citizens. Dale served on several local parish boards and committees as well as a Religious Education teacher for 16 years. Dale joined the Knights of St. John in 1948. Dale earned the prestigious Saginaw of the Wabash award from Indiana Governor Joe Kernan for ‘Outstanding service to the citizens of the State of Indiana’. He was married to Betty (Hull) Heger on November 9th 1955 and she survives. He is also survived by three sons and a daughter; Michael and Rhonda (Beard) Heger, James Heger, Larry and Melinda (Haunert) Heger, and Bob and Pam (Heger) Nobbe, six grandchildren and one brother; Richard (Janet) Heger. He was preceded in death by his parents and two older brothers; Donald (Mary) Heger and Robert (Shirley) Heger. Family and friends will gather for a Rosary Service at 12:30 pm on Sunday followed by visitation from 1-5:00pm at Porter Oliger Pearson Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held at 10:00am Monday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Millhousen following visitation at the church from 9-10:00am. Burial will be at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery. Memorials can be made to Gibault.Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img

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