David Lee (Dave) Heisinger


unknown - June 10, 2011

David Lee (Dave) Heisinger, 81, of Jefferson City, died Friday, June 10, 2011, at St. Joseph's Bluffs in Jefferson City. He was born December 17, 1929, in Jefferson City, a son of Oscar Frederick Heisinger and Hilda Ann (Veit) Heisinger. He graduated from St. Peters Catholic High School in 1947. He married Sue Ann (Susie) Volkmer June 9, 1956, at St. Peters Church in Jefferson City. She preceded him in death on August 19, 2004, at their home. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving from 1951 through 1955, rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant and receiving the National Defense Service Medal as his service was during the Korean War. He entered the hearing aid profession in 1955 and joined with the late Lonnie Wekenborg in the early 1960's and they established Heisinger-Wekenborg Hearing Aid and Optical Service in Jefferson City's downtown where they operated for many years until their respective retirements. Mr. Heisinger was active in the Central Missouri CB Radio Club beginning in the 1960's. He was an avid outdoorsman taking the family camping, fishing and target and clay trap shooting. He enjoyed woodworking and reading. After retirement, he volunteered at Capital Region Medical Center. He also took up bicycle riding on the Katy Trail, doing so well into his 70's, remaining active until Parkinson's disease made that no longer possible. He is survived by one son: Matthew Heisinger and his wife Jami and their children Kendra and Cole, of Jefferson City; three daughters: Joyce Baker and her husband Phil and their daughter Michelle, of Jefferson City, Jennifer Scanland and her husband Rob, of Carson City, Nevada, and Khristine Heisinger, of Jefferson City; two brothers: Jim Heisinger and his wife Barb, of Vermillion South Dakota; and Richard Heisinger and his wife Nawasa, of Jefferson City. He is also survived by sister-in-law: Janda Volkmer, Steilacoom, Washington; sister-in-law: Dian Volkmer, Hannibal; and brother-in-law, Paul Volkmer and his wife Betty; and many beloved nieces and nephews and their children. Dave was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Susie. He was also preceded in death by his wife Susie's three brothers, Harold, Bob and Dick Volkmer. Friends will be received from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at the Houser-Millard Home. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at the St. Joseph's Bluffs Chapel, 1306 West Main Street, Jefferson City, with the Reverend Jim Mueller officiating. Private interment with military honors will be held at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers or plants, the family requests that contributions in Dave's memory be made to either Heisinger Bluffs/St. Joseph's Bluffs in Jefferson City or to the Missouri State Parks Foundation earmarked for the Katy Trail. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street, (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left for the family online at

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