RET CAPT. John "Mike" Harry Heishman

April 14, 1925November 21, 2021

RET CAPT John Harry Heishman (Mike), 96 years old, of Madison, Alabama passed away on Sunday, November 21, 2021. Mike was born April 14, 1925 to Jesse and Merle Heishman in Milltown, Indiana.

As a young man of 18 years of age, he made a brave decision to enlist in the United States Navy and subsequently changed services to the United States Army. He traveled extensively throughout Italy, Spain, Africa and the Orient. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. His last duty assignment was at Redstone Arsenal, where he was an instructor for the Nike Hercules Missile Defense System. He always was very proud to serve his country and considered it an honor and his greatest accomplishment. He retired after 22 years of service.

After his military retirement, he embarked by working with various missile defense contractors: Brown Engineering, Sperry Rand, and Planning Research Corporation. He embarked on his own business adventure by starting his own successful microfilm company, M&W on Drake Avenue until his retirement.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Frances; parents, Jesse and Merle Heishman; brothers, Jesse Heishman, Claude Heishman, Harvey Heishman, Robert Heishman; sisters, Lois Dubois, Edna Mae Lone and Bertie Gentry.

Survivors include his children, Debra (Tom) Means, Sondra Seery, Cheryl (Bert) Morrow, John L. Heishman; grandchildren, Kimberly Seery, John Means, Robin Means, Jake Morrow, Charles Morrow, Mitchell Morrow, Jennifer Heishman, Christopher Heishman; four great grandchildren, Johnathan Seery, Alena Hawkins, Joanna Means and Shiya Heishman; two great great grandchildren, Landon and Dakota Seery; his only surviving sibling, Eileen Kessler. He is also survived my numerous nieces and nephews.

A Graveside Service, with Military Honors will take place on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 12:00pm at Faith Memorial Park, Madison, Alabama. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Heishman family.


  • Graveside Service with Military Honors

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021


RET CAPT. John "Mike" Harry Heishman

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Anita Bowles

November 23, 2021

My daughter, Kyla, and I visited with Uncle Mike on June 4, 2021. We talked about so many things. I loved to hear him tell all his stories. He told us about each one of his children and the life he had with Frances. I loved hearing him laugh. Thinking of all his family and friends today that will be attending his service. God's comfort be with all of you. Love you all, from Cousin Anita (Bertie's youngest daughter).

Suzanna Roberson

November 22, 2021

Francis was my cousin. To the whole Heishman family you are in my thoughts and prayers.