Allen Dale Heimburger
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MANSFIELD: Allen Dale Heimburger, 62, of Madison Township died peacefully Monday night in his Grace Street home after a long illness.
A native of Brooklyn, Ohio, Al had lived in Mansfield since 1981. He was well-known in the Madison area as a popular mail carrier who went above and beyond his postal duties to help the people on his route. He was also known for his involvement in sports, both as a player in adult softball leagues, and for many years coaching youth baseball and softball. His elaborate Halloween displays at his Annfield Drive home were legendary, and he was beloved for his unusual and unfailing sense of humor.
He is survived by his daughter, Michelle Heimburger; son-in-law, Huw Evans; and grandchildren, Zora Evans and Miles Allen Evans, who looks just like his grandfather. He is also survived by his father, Alfred; and siblings, Barbara Heimburger, Ralph and Karen Heimburger, Mark Heimburger and Laureen Gallagher; and nieces and nephews, Amy, Jeanene, Jason, Janelle, Ashley, Kate, and Liz. His close family friends, Nora Knipp and Suzi Blakley also survive him. Preceding him in death were his mother, Eileen (Epp) Heimburger; and his wife, Barbara (Srb) Heimburger.
Al's kindness, happiness, and humor will be missed by hundreds of friends and acquaintances.
Friends and family may visit from 12-1 p.m. Saturday, October 6, 2012 in the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 98 S. Diamond St., Mansfield. The funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home with Celebrant Mark Dettmer presiding. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations in Al's name to a local youth sports organization, such as the Madison Summer Baseball and Softball leagues, or to Big Brothers Big Sisters www.bbbs.org. Online guest registry at www.wappner.com
Published in the News Journal on Oct. 5, 2012