Obituary: Steven Heitz, 60, of Ludington.

August 10, 2022

Steven Heitz

Obituary: Steven Heitz, 60, of Ludington.

Steven “Kono” Lyle Heitz, 60, of Ludington went home to be with the Father on July 28, 2022.  Despite the health issues Steve endured, his faith in his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ never wavered and many drew strength from this. 

Steve was born December 19, 1961, in Anchorage, Alaska.  He graduated in 1980 from Birmingham High School in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles and also attended West Shore Community College.  He was employed in aircraft at Northrop-Grumman in Newbury Park, Cali.  He was later employed at Atkinson’s, Great Lake Castings and did contract work at Dow Chemical.

While living in California, Steve was an avid surfer as well as life-long LA Dodger fan.  Steve loved spending time fishing, camping, hiking, attending airshows and hockey games with his children and family.  Steve was an incredibly gifted musician and attended many memorable concerts.  Steve was known for his incredible sense of humor and intense love for NASCAR.  He had a vast knowledge and passion for aviation and astronomy.  Steve will be missed by all who knew him.  

Steve is survived by his best friend and wife of almost 20 years, Jodi Heitz, whom he absolutely loved and adored.  He is also survived by: his children,  Alisha (David) Leopold of Sarasota, Fla., Heather (Donnie) Heitz of Fayetteville, Ga., Ashley Olson of Ludington, Amber (Douglas) Horacek of Ludington,  Jared Heitz of Atlanta, Ga., and April Puerta of Sanford, Fla.; his beloved grandchildren, Sasha, Parker, Jonny, Raven, Rachel, Ariyana, Aurora, Will, as well as Ariana, Sofia and Viviana; his siblings, Lance Heitz, Chad Heitz; his brother-in-law, Randy Sawdo; his sister-in-law, Jennifer Plunkett; his parents, Kenneth and Edee Heitz of Ludington; his very beloved uncle, Bruce Heitz of Goleta, Cali.; his uncle Alan and “auntie” Linda Cable of Liberty Lake, Wash.;  his nieces, Lily and Leah; and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by: his very beloved grandparents, Lyle and Germaine Boswell; his uncle, Wally Larsen; his aunts, Barbara Hocking and Sheila Hart; his very dear friend, Owen Battice; and his special cat, Prince.

Memorial services will be conducted at 1 p.m., Wednesday August 10, 2022, at Beacon Cremation & Funeral Service, Pere Marquette Chapel, in Ludington, with Pastor Keith Tice officiating.  The family will receive friends from noon until time of services.

Beacon Cremation & Funeral Service, Pere Marquette Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.


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