Paul J. Heying, 83, of Ossian, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Center in Postville. Visitation was Thursday, April 25, from 4-8 p.m., with a 4 p.m. Knights of Columbus rosary and a 7:30 p.m. scripture service at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Ossian. There also was a one-hour visitation before mass at the church Friday. Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. Friday, April 25, at the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Ossian. Burial followed at the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Cemetery, Ossian, with military honors by Brockman-Hammersland American Legion Post No. 503. Schmitz-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Ossian, helped the family with the arrangements. Condolences may be left with graufuneralhomes.com.

Paul John, the son of Joseph and Rose (Bohr) Heying, was born Aug. 29, 1930, in Festina. He attended St. Mary Parochial School in Festina. Paul served with the U.S. Army at Fort Bliss, Texas, during the Korean War. Paul was united in marriage with Patricia Frommelt June 2, 1955, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Ossian. To this union, seven children were born. Paul drove the Standard Oil Truck in the Ossian area for 35 years. After a short retirement, he drove a school bus for the South Winneshiek Schools for 16 years. Paul was very active in the community. He was a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Ossian. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus No. 2073 and an honorary member of the St. Francis Rosary Society. He was active with A.R.C. of Winneshiek County, the Ossian Fire Department and was a member of the Brockman-Hammersland American Legion Post No. 503. Paul enjoyed playing cribbage and cards, going to dances with Pat, reading and the Chicago Cubs. He will be remembered by his family and friends for his jokes and stories.

Paul is survived by his wife of 58 years, Pat, of Ossian; seven children: Alan Heying of Decorah; Randy (Connie) Heying of Tabor, S.D.; Pam (Kim) Klocek of Minneapolis, Minn.; David Heying of Postville,; Deb (Chris) Viney of St. Cloud, Minn.; Mike (Cindi) Heying of Ramsey, Minn.; and Cathy Heying of Minneapolis, Minn.; 12 grandchildren: Tara Flaskerud; BrieAnna Clothier; Akaesha Mergen; Alyssa Flaskerud; Matt Heying; Alex Heying; Nick Heying; Tyler Heying; Zach Viney; Sam Heying; Kaitlyn Heying; and Max Viney; 10 great-grandchildren; 10 siblings: Helen (Melvin) Hageman of Ft. Atkinson,; Dennis (Marion) Heying of Hawkeye; Ernie (Kay) Heying of Calmar; Doris Bouska of Hawkeye; John (Louise) Heying of Calmar; Lorna (Cletus) Bouska of Waucoma; Carl (Carol) Heying of Dubuque; Robert (Tina) Heying of Napa, Calif.; Mary Ann (Dick) Trewin of Waucoma; and Susan Heying of Calmar; his mother-in-law, Eunice Frommelt of Ossian; sisters-in-law, Joanne Schroeder of Ossian and Jane (Jim) Meadows of Tucson, Ariz.; a brother-in-law, Dan Frommelt of Des Moines; and many nieces and nephews.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Rose; his brother, Greg Heying; his sister, Betty Bruess; and his father-in-law, Elmer Frommelt.