Ernest (Ernie) H. Heying was called to his Supreme Command on October 9, 2023. Ernie was born to Ernest Sr and Mary Heying on the 15th of July 1927, in Brooten, Minnesota. Born into a family of eight boys and five girls, Ernie was NO 12.
Upon graduating from high school in 1945 Ernie joined the US Navy, and spent the next 27 years serving our country, retiring in 1972. Ernie’s Naval career was long and extensive, he started attached to Naval Aviation as an aviation electrician on to Combat Information Officer, and as a Navigator. He also served on several aircraft carriers.
Ernie met his future wife, Ann, who was a Wave in a Transport Squadron, at Patuxent River, MD, where he was stationed. They married Nov 9, 1957. They went on to Naples, Italy where their son, Joe was born, back to Patuxent River, where their son, Jay was born, Argentia, New Foundland, where their daughter, Teresa was born, and Monterey, Calif where Chris, and Renee were born. In 1968 he was transferred to the Electronic Warfare Range in Fallon, NV. They felt at home in Fallon and stayed here after his retirement. Not to sit idle, Ernie became a Realtor, owning Independence Realty, from 1972-1999. He served on many Boards and Committees, both State and Local government.
The Heyings traveled extensively all over the United States, Canada, and New Newfoundland by motorhome, their love for skiing led them to Switzerland, Germany, Canada, and the USA.
Ernie was a member of The Knights of Columbus, Elks, FRA, American Legion, Navy League, and the Tailhook ASSN.
He was preceded in death by his parents; many brothers and sisters; and wife, Ann Heying. Ernie is survived by a sister, Delores (Babe); children, Joe (Toni); Ernest III, “Jay”; Chris (Monique); Teresa Brown (Mike); Renee Thurston (Shawn); Grandchildren, Shane, Allison, and Evan Brown; Lyndsey and Broder Thurston, and several great-grandchildren.
A Rosary will be said on Friday, November 10, 2023, at 5 p..m. at The Gardens Chapel. A Mass of the Resurrection will be on Saturday, November 11 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Fallon.
Arrangements are under the direction of The Gardens Funeral Home, 2949 Austin Highway Fallon, NV 89406 775-423-8928.