GAYLORD D. HEINE, 90, went to his heavenly home on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016. He was the son of the late Carl and Alvina Heine and was married to Gertrude (Kruecke berg) for 60 years until her death. He was then blessed to marry Myla (Hyman). Gaylord was a lifelong member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in New Haven where he selflessly served in many capacities. In addition he helped found the Christian radio station STAR 88.3 and served in many community groups. Gaylord worked at American Hoist & Derrick for 28 years as a welding engineer but his passion was the family farm. He led by example and inspired his family and those that he met with his hard work. He enjoyed life through traveling, personal friendships and helping others. He is survived by his wife, Myla; sister, Phyllis Schamerloh of Decatur, Ind.; children, Colleen (Greg) Peters of New Haven, Charles (Kathy) Heine of Brighton, Mich., Stanley (Joette) Heine of Fremont, Ind., Dave (Tammy) Heine of New Haven, Gwyn (Patrick) Mannion of Fayetteville, N.Y.; and step-children, Mellany (Dennis) Secrist, Lori (Robert) Nelson, both of New Haven; 18 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife Gertrude; sisters, Marcella Paschka, Eunice Bienz; and grandson, Bryan Peters. Funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 800 Green St., New Haven, with calling one hour prior to service. Pastor Paul Shoemaker officiating. Calling is also 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016 at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 S.R. 930 E., New Haven. Burial in Emanuel Lutheran Cemetery, New Haven. Preferred memorials are to the church or Worship for Shut-ins. To share online condolences please visit

POSTED: 12/19/16 at 8:13 am. FILED UNDER: Obits