Lawrence Vern Heiny, 93, Lapel, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. He was born on Dec. 15, 1920, in Madison County, Ind., to George and Iona (Conway) Heiny. Hw was a Army veteran of WWII. He served in Company G 63rd Infantry in Hawaii, New Guinea, the Philippines, and in South Korea and was awarded the Bronze Star.
He is survived by five daughters, Diana Stafford of Fortville, Sharon Yoder and Cathy Heiny both of Indianapolis, Janet Van der Veer of Fairfax, VA, and Lynnette Heiny of Albuquerque, N.M.; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, of 64 years, Delcie Pauline (Smith) Heiny; and a brother, Alvin Heiny.
Visitation was from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at Scott E. Hersberger Funeral Home, 1010 North Main Street, Lapel. A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at Scott E. Hersberger Funeral Home in Lapel, Pastor Doug Barton officiated. Burial followed in Brookside Cemetery, Lapel where the Lapel American Legion performed military graveside rites.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 606, Lapel, Indiana 46051-0606; Lapel Lions Club, P. O. Box 488, Lapel, IN. 46051-0488; or Lapel American Legion Post 212, P. O. Box 789, Lapel, IN. 46051-0789.
Online condolences: www.hersbergerfuneralhome.com