January 20, 2022
Stephen Willis Heitmann was born on Nov. 30, 1955, in Superior, Neb., to Lavern and Verla (Kettelhut) Heitmann. He died Jan. 11, 2022, at Thayer County Health Services at age 66.
He was baptized on Dec. 25, 1955, and confirmed on Oct. 25, 1970, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Byron, Neb. His confirmation verse was 1 Samuel 12:24.
Steve grew up on the family farm, attending school and graduating from Byron High School in 1974. He was a sports enthusiast, playing football, basketball, and running track and cross country. He attended Dana College for one year, then transferred to the Unive...