‘Bill’ Heiman

Francis William “Bill” Heiman, 72, of Killearn Lakes Plantation, Tallahassee, Fla., died Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2009.
He was born June 21, 1937, in Humboldt, the son of Francis William and Mary (Kipp) Heiman. He graduated from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, in 1961 with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering.
On Aug. 25, 1962, he married Carol Walker in Florence.
After graduation he was employed by Howard Needles Tammen and Bergendoff consulting engineers in Kansas City, Mo. During his employment with HNT&B, he moved his family from Kansas City to Cleveland, Ohio, Baton Rouge, La., and Tallahassee. His work for HNT&B was primarily design and construction management of the U.S. Interstate Highway System. He left HNT&B to become chief engineer, southeast region, for ICF Kaiser Engineers. He worked 10 years for the Florida Department of Transportation as design engineer for the Florida Turnpike. After his retirement from FDOT he worked as director of engineering URS Consulting Engineers .
In Tallahassee he served as president of Lafayette Oak and Killearn Lakes Plantation home owners associations. He was active in the Tallahassee Kiwanis Club, serving on its board, and was an avid bowler and member of Big River Rangers.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Mark and Matthew, Tallahassee; a daughter, Lyndsay O’Malley, Germantown, Md.; a granddaughter; three sisters, Sylvia York and Marie Sinclair, Humboldt, and Betty Hepler, Wichita; four brothers, Robert, Humboldt, Kenneth, Scranton, Daniel, Moran, and Charles, Piqua.
Services were Aug. 15 in Tallahassee.
Memorials may be sent to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308.