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Alan Everett Heidel, 88, parted from us on September 10, 2022, and is once again holding hands with the love of his life in Heaven.
Born and raised in Council Grove, Kansas, Alan married his high-school sweetheart, Faye Elaine Ryman, with some help from the Dunlap skating rink and the Flood of ‘51. They moved to Atlanta, Georgia with their four children nearly 54 years ago. Faye passed away in 2003 and though it was very hard to be separated from her, Alan never stopped being the strength and glue for his family through his steadfast Christian faith, providing a legacy for his family to honor through the generations.
Alan is survived by his four children: Lucinda (Cindy) and husband Eddie Walker of Monticello; Wesley and wife Tina Heidel of Monroe; Leslea Heidel of Atlanta, and Warren Heidel of Kennesaw; four grandchildren: Jessica (Michael) Igarashi, Andrew (Aura) Walker, Travis (Faith) Heidel, and Lana (Brian) Wetzel; and his great-grandchildren - one of Alan’s favorite things to tell those he met was that he was a great-grandfather of 15!
Alan’s ability to build almost anything out of wood that popped into his mind and fix most anything, especially cars, will be greatly missed. His love of Golden Retrievers, WWII planes, and the desire to travel will always be remembered - especially when he took his first trip to Europe at 80 … and went back at 82 and 84. But mostly, it was his love of God and his dedication to his family that was the greatest treasure he left with us. We love you Dad, Pop, Grandpa, and Great-grandpa.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 11:00 at Melwood Cemetery, Stone Mountain, Georgia. Those who wish to may donate bibles through Gideons International (sendtheword.org) in memory of Alan Heidel.