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Paul Lowe HEINEMAN
October 24, 1924 ~ February 24, 2008
Born and raised in Omaha, NE, and lived most of his life in the Kansas City area. Preceded in death by his first wife Verla (Monger) and brother Robert. He leaves behind his wife Gloria (Nixon), whom he married in 1987, three children and two stepdaughters: Karen (Frank Joyce), John, and Ellen (Eben Tucker) Heineman; Kim Nixon Hutchison (Ryan Hutchison) and Kelly Nixon Rupp (John Rupp); and six grandchildren: Ezra and Adam Tucker (Mercer Island, WA), Noah and Chloe Rupp (San Diego, CA), and Nicholas and Morgan Hutchison (Nashville, TN); two sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces, and nephews, and his dedicated feline, "TC."
Paul earned a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University. Commissioned as a Lieutenant JG in the Navy, he worked in the Civil Engineer Corps. He taught in the Dept of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics at Iowa State 1946-48. He joined HNTB in 1948 and became Partner in 1965. After retiring from HNTB as Managing Partner in 1987, he was active with the American Arbitration Association and The Road Information Project.
As member, Deacon and Elder at Linwood Presbyterian Church, Paul participated in community outreach and helped author a book on its history. He was active in the Rotary Club. He enjoyed reading history, sailing with family and friends, extensive travel in the US & abroad (including South and Central America, Japan, Thailand, Russia, & Antarctica), sharing a good bottle of wine, and the occasional glass of single malt Scotch. He NEVER tired of gazing out over Lake Lotawana, and enjoyed driving boats around the lake.
He was proud of all 5 of his children and of “a job well done”, whether he was raising raspberries in Leawood, refinishing furniture, restoring antique cars, building and remodeling his first house, remodeling his beloved Lake House, or grilling a good steak.
A Celebration of Paul’s Life will be held Saturday, March 8th, 11 am at Second Presbyterian Church, 55th and Oak, Kansas City, MO. The family will receive friends in the church parlor afterwards.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to Alzheimer Association, 3846 West 75th Street, Prairie Village, KS 66208 or the Lake Lotawana Beautification Committee (to “LLPR/LLBC”), c/o Neida Perrie, 38 H Street, Lake Lotawana, MO 64086.