Steven Carl Heins, age 75, of Brainerd, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family, on Thursday, February 22, 2018. Steven was born on September 5, 1942, in Montevideo to Carl and Florence (Wagner) Heins. He grew up in Clara City, MN. Steve served honorably in the United States Navy as a Fire Control Technician between 1962 and 1966, cruising throughout the Mediterranean and Caribbean. His love of the seas and all things maritime never left him. He inspired his son to also work for the Navy. Steven graduated from St. Cloud State University with psychology and engineering degrees. Steven married Polly Fastner on July 27, 1968, and together they have a daughter and a son.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 49 years, Polly; daughter, Rachel (Thomas) Ditlefsen of Eagan, MN; son, Daniel (Jennifer Johnson) Heins of Lino Lakes, MN; granddaughters, Madeline, Ainsley, Bailey and Tegan; and his sisters, Carla Heins of Oakland, CA and Mary Jo Heins of Denver, CO.
Steven is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Bradley.
A memorial service celebrating Steven’s life will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Lutheran Church of the Cross, in Nisswa, MN. Visitation will be from 9 – 11 a.m., Saturday at the church.
Memorials are preferred to Good Samaritan Hospice. The Heins family is very grateful for the care received from Good Samaritan Hospice of Nisswa.
Caring for Steven and the Heins Family
Halvorson Johnson Funeral Home