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HURON - Family & friends are invited to attend visitation and funeral Mass for longtime resident John P. Heilman D.C. with visitation starting on Thursday, October 3rd at 10:30 am at St. Peter’s Church in Huron, 430 Main Street, Huron, with mass at Noon.
John passed away Monday, September 30, 2019 at Firelands Regional Medical Center, Sandusky.
John was born in Columbus, Ohio on March 2nd, 1951 to the late Paul and June (Yates) Heilman. He attained his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Iowa in 1973 and has been a dedicated practitioner of Erie County since 1975. John expanded his practice over the years with further training and education bringing cutting edge treatments in homeopathic and Neocortical Somato-Visceral Technique (NSVT) allergy elimination techniques to his patients.
In his younger years, John obtained his pilot’s license and his hobbies included rugby, photography, cycling, skiing, golfing, cooking and karate. His true passion was sailing where he raced for the Sandusky Sailing Club for decades and served as Commodore in 1992. In addition, he was a member of the Sandusky Yacht Club, CIC and IAB. John enjoyed traveling and frequented the islands of the Caribbean with his family.
John is survived by his wife Patricia (Schwartz) whom he married October 9th, 1999 and children John and Gretchen. In addition he leaves children Nicholas (Tara) Struve, Sarah (Daniel) Caskey, Abbey (Jerod) Smith, Alexander and Matthew with former spouse Kathy Heilman. His grandchildren are Kevin, Victoria, Harper, Emma and Emily. John also leaves behind brothers David (John Wegas) Heilman and Bradley (Amy) Heilman and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.