Ronald Jean Heine, 83, of Benbrook passed away on February 16, 2022 in Fort Worth.
Funeral service: 11:00 a.m. March 7, 2022 at St. Paul Lutheran Church with Troy Miklos of St. Paul officiating. Visitation: 10:00-11:00 a.m. March 07, 2022 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, prior to the service. Burial to follow at Laurel Land Cemetery, Fort Worth.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Wounded Warrior Project or your favorite charity.
Ron was born in Palmerton, Pennsylvania to Jean and Sadie Heine on April 22, 1938. He graduated from Lehighton High School. He married Sandra Schnauffer January 13, 1957. He was drafted into the US Army in 1961 and retired in 1981 at the rank of Major. He graduated from Cameron University with a Bachelor's Degree and received his Master's Degree a few years later. He was a Veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the US Army and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation with Palms, and Meritorious Service Medal with 1st Oak Leaf Cluster.
Ron loved his family above all else. He was the happiest when out camping, fishing and traveling across the United States with his wife and granddaughter. He collected coins and had an extensive model train display. Both of these hobbies gave him great joy.
Ron was preceded in death by Michael Heine, son; Richard Heine, brother; and Jean and Sadie Heine, parents.
Ron is survived by Sandra Heine, wife of 65 years; Annerose England, daughter, married to Marc England; Amanda Daily, granddaughter, married to Coleman Daily; their son, Stetson Daily, great-grandson; Kevin Sowell, son-in-law; Nancy Davitt, sister; Wilbur Schnauffer, brother-in-law; and many, many wonderful nieces, nephews, and friends.
Ron's family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to Autumn Leaves of Cityview, Dr. Le's office, and Lenity Light Hospice for the loving attention he received while he was in their care.