June 10, 1926 – June 21, 2020
Harvey Hieken of Chesterfield, Missouri passed away peacefully on June 21, 2020; born and raised in Granite City Illinois, he enlisted in the United States Army in 1944 and served in the Pacific during World War II. After the sudden passing of his father he took over the family business, Hieken’s, in Madison, Illinois at the age of 22.
Harvey sold the store in 1973 and went on to succeed in other business ventures. He was most proud of Associated Service Corp which he started in 1980. He retired reluctantly at the age of 92 when he sold the business.
Harvey married Terry Lazar in 1949 and remained happily married for 70 years until his death.
Harvey was very involved in the Jewish community, donated generously and served in an advisory position on a number of boards including the Jewish Light, B’nai Brith, and B’nai Amoona.
He will be remembered for his generous nature, sense of humor and dedication to his family. Harvey was a wonderful role model, had a wide circle of friends and his words of wisdom will be remembered by all who knew him. One of his favorite sayings was - If you’re going to do something, do it right!!!! His children and grandchildren all learned from him and will miss him greatly. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Terry Hieken; daughters, Shelley (Bruce) Edwards and Andrea (Mike Jennings) Mintz; grandchildren Sara (Luis) Uribe, Julie (Fredric) Rosenberg, Lisa (Kevin) Spector and Charlie Mintz; great-grandchildren Oscar and Oliver Uribe, Hamilton, Harry, Felix and Solomon Rosenberg, and Jacob and Zoe Spector. Brother of Charles (Donna) Hieken z”ll, Milton (Barbara) Hieken, and Suzanne (Paul) Cohan. Uncle, cousin, friend.
Due to the current health situation, the funeral service will be private. Contributions in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice.
Private Graveside Service
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
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June 23, 2020
Just remembered a story about 50 + years ago. My daughter Berta was just starting to crawl. However she never crawled on all 4s. She crawled sitting up with one leg tucked under her a scooted around the floor. When Harvey saw her he got down on the floor and put one leg under himself and scooted sitting up across the kitchen floor like her. They had fun as only Harvey could. It was a sight to see. Ron
June 23, 2020
One of the finest, will be missed by many. Harvey was very helpful when my Mom and my Dad passed. My thoughts and love to all the family.
June 23, 2020
My heartfelt condolences to Harvey's family. I first met Harvey at the Jcca many years ago. Harvey always had a smile on his face and a kind word for you. Harvey was a mensch and will be missed.