OBITUARY

Robert Joseph Heil Jr.

February 9, 1967January 11, 2020
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Robert (Bob) Joseph Heil Jr., 52 of Louisville, passed away on January 11, 2020 with his wife Allison at his side.

Bob grew up in Louisville where he attended St. Martha's and graduated from Trinity High School. Bob attended Bellermine University and University of Kentucky. Bob was a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali where he met and married his wife, Allison. Bob spent five years in Qatar as a contractor with the US Army, and it was here that the first four of his children were born. Bob returned to the States in 2005, and his youngest son was born in 2009. Bob was a long time employee of Community Ventures. Always a sports enthusiast, Bob continued reffing lacrosse and football for the past five years.

He is preceded in death by his father, Robert Joseph Heil Sr. Bob is survived by his wife of twenty years, Allison Lutch, their children, Jackson, Abraham, Dylan, Zane and Tobias, his mother, Mary Ann Savage (Robert), siblings, Joni Moad (Steven) and Katherine Ann Hoover (Douglas). Bob is also survived by his many nieces and nephews.

A memorial visitation to celebrate Bob's life will be held from 2-5 pm on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Arch L. Heady & Son at Westport Village, 7410 Westport Rd. Chaplan Douglas Hoover will share a few words in honor of Bob's life.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Turners-Louisville, 3125 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40207 or Gilda's Kentuckiana, 2440 Grinstead Dr., Louisville, KY 40204.

Services

18 January

Celebration of Robert's Life

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Arch L. Heady and Son Funeral Home & Cremation Services

7410 Westport Road
Louisville, KY 40222

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Father Edward Ohm

January 16, 2020

Saddened by the news. Prayers for Robert and his family.
Eternal rest, grant unto his soul, O Lord, 
and let the perpetual light shine upon him. 
May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen. Requiescat in Pace

Bill Bariteau

January 16, 2020

Bob always greeted me with a smile and a handshake. I will always remember him as a kind, gentle and strong friend. Damn, Bob, I'm going to miss seeing you and the great spirit you always carried with you!

Mickey Kamer

January 14, 2020

Bobby and I met playing baseball in Hikes Point. He was always having a good time and smiling. We both attended Trinity High School and Bobby hadn’t changed a bit. Always a good time and ready to make you laugh! Recently Bob and I reconnected through high school Lacrosse with my son playing and Bob reffing. A game never went by when he didn’t run over to the sidelines to say Hi or have a quick chat. Bob was larger than life with a smile even bigger. I will miss you My Brother!

Michael Ashcraft

January 14, 2020

Robert (Bob) was a passionate professional and a great teacher. He helped many people get into business and showed them how to make a profit. That's where I met Bob. Before I knew him, Bob and Ali were in the Peace Corps, which tells you about their priorities and focus on helping others. Quite impressive. However, what impressed me most about Bob was his commitment to his family. One of the best I have ever known as a husband, father, and teacher. Irish Blessing: "May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face. And rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of His hand." Rest in peace Bob.

Wendell Morgan

January 14, 2020

I met Bob through our sons being on the Ballard Lacrosse team. He always went out of his way to speak and was always positive. I can say that I know more about lacrosse today because of the friendship that we had rooting on our boys.

Ali and Family, if there is anything that we can do for you please let us know. I say this on behalf of Ballard Lacrosse.

Susan Miller

January 14, 2020

I was lucky enough to share an office with Ali at Centerstone for 2 and half years, and I felt like I knew Bob and the boys quite well even though we only met in person a few times. I know how much Ali loved Bob and what amazing kids they have raised together. I always admired them for their dedication to their family and how they have given back to the world through their work in the Peace Corps and beyond. One of my favorite memories is going to Turner's Circus where all the Heil boys and Ali performed, and Bob worked behind the scenes to help make the show happen. How wonderful it was to see their closeness, commitment to each other and how much fun they had together. I remember Bob being especially helpful to my daughter who has special needs so that she could got out on the floor and tumble, I think. I just remember he took time out to help her and he barely knew us,and it made her happy. He was a special person by all accounts. I love you Ali and please let me do anything I can to help you, Jack, Zane, Abe, Dylan and Tobias.

Pamela Russell

January 14, 2020

Bob was my underwriter and my friend. I will miss his expertise, his advisement and his friendship. May the family know the love and support his co-workers send. Our hearts our broken he will surely be missed.

Ron Burkins

January 13, 2020

Didn't know Bob for a lifetime, but the time I did get to know him we became friends. Bob was a proud man, what he was most proud of was his family. We both have a large family, rare for this days, yet we both valued and felt fortunate for those we got to share and experience life with. You'll be missed brother, thoughts and prayers to the family.

Joan Kellogg

January 13, 2020

There really isn't even anything to say. So unfair. One of my favorite couples of all time. I'm thinking of you and the boys, Ali. I love you.

Mike Singer

January 13, 2020

I'll always remember as a kid riding my bike over to the Heil's to work out with Bobby. We had a nice routine of weight training and hitting the punching bag. My best memories are all the fishing we did as kids especially the trips to his Grandparent's house in Indiana and my Grandparent's house in Elizabeth town. So glad I got to catch up with him recently. Rest in Peace Bobby.. You will be missed. Condolences to family...

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Biography

Robert (Bob) Joseph Heil Jr., 52 of Louisville, passed away on January 11, 2020 with his wife Allison at his side.

Bob grew up in Louisville where he attended St. Martha's and graduated from Trinity High School. Bob attended Bellermine University and University of Kentucky. Bob was a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali where he met and married his wife, Allison. Bob spent five years in Qatar as a contractor with the US Army, and it was here that the first four of his children were born. Bob returned to the States in 2005, and his youngest son was born in 2009. Bob was a long time employee of Community Ventures. Always a sports enthusiast, Bob continued reffing lacrosse and football for the past five years.

He is preceded in death by his father, Robert Joseph Heil Sr.
Bob is survived by his wife of twenty years, Allison Lutch, their children, Jackson, Abraham, Dylan, Zane and Tobias, his mother, Mary Ann Savage (Robert), siblings, Joni Moad (Steven) and Katherine Ann Hoover (Douglas). Bob is also survived by his many nieces and nephews.

A memorial visitation to celebrate Bob's life will be held from 2-5 pm on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Arch L. Heady & Son at Westport Village, 7410 Westport Rd. Chaplan Douglas Hoover will share a few words in honor of Bob's life.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Turners-Louisville, 3125 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40207 or Gilda's Kentuckiana, 2440 Grinstead Dr., Louisville, KY 40204.