James L. Heezen 1937-2012

Posted October 25, 2012 at 1:15 pm

James L. Heezen 1937-2012

James Leslie Heezen, 75, of Renner, S.D., died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, as a result of a car accident in Sioux Falls, S.D. 

A get together in honor of Jim was held Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Marlin’s on North Cliff Avenue in Sioux Falls.

Jim was born January 28, 1937 in Miller, S.D. to Louis and Florence Heezen. He was later joined by two sisters, Jeanette and Nancy. He grew up in south Hand County. 

Jim served in the United States Army 82nd Airborne Division as a jump instructor and was honorably discharged.  He made his career in the trucking business for 30-plus years.

Jim enjoyed repairing and restoring old cars and tractors. He also loved all animals, especially his dogs. 

Jim will always be remembered as a big man with a big heart.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Jeanette; niece, Sondra; and daughter, Lori Heezen.