Emmett Casey Heitmeier, 75, loving father of three and grandfather of ten, passed away on Thursday, April 30th, 2020. He was born in New Orleans, LA to Godfrey and Ruth Casey Heitmeier. A graduate of Louisiana State University, Casey joined the Air Force in 1968. A veteran of the Vietnam War, he earned several medals including the Distinguished Flying Cross, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, and Air Force Commendation Medal. After his military service he continued to work as a civilian contractor supporting U.S. military operations in Central and South America. Casey finally retired to Melbourne, FL where he enjoyed warm weather, golf, and frequent long cruises.
Casey was preceded in death by his mother, Ruth, and his father, Godfrey. He is survived by his three children, Erik, Amy, and Brandon and ten grandchildren, Lexi, Hailey, Chloe, Cade, Cole, Hayden, Jace, Hannah, Madelynn, Camille, and his brothers, Guy and Godfrey (Dee Dee).