Charles Robert “Bob” Heyen, 90 of Dorchester, died at his residence on Friday, November 13, 2020, at 10:45 p.m. He was born on January 16, 1930, in Carlinville to Louie Richard Heyen and Carrie Emma (Alexander) Heyen.
He married Patty (Huddlestun) Heyen on May 12, 1950, in Shipman. He was an electrician and lineman for MJM Electric after retiring in 1997 after 30 years. He was also a farmer. He was a graduate of Shipman High School and a veteran of the US Army after having served during Korea.
Charles was a member of the American Legion of Bunker Hill and a life member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Dorchester. He collected radios and the history of radios.
He is survived by his spouse, Patty Heyen of Dorchester; sons, Robert Dale Heyen of Gillespie, Ronald (Rhonda) Heyen of Gillespie, Joe (Joan) Heyen of Carlinville, and Russell (Leanne) Heyen of Gillespie; grandchildren, Michael, Mitchell, Meredith, Tim, Kerry, and Shelby; great-grandchildren, Michael Jr., Quentin, Alexander, Lucas, Madison, Avery, Maggie, Joie, and Elizabeth; and brother, Larry (Sharon) Heyen of Dorchester.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents and great-grandchild, Brandon Louis Heyen.
Visitation services will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Dorchester from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Funeral services will follow on Wednesday at the church with Rev. Dr. John D. Lottes officiating. A live broadcast of the funeral will be on FM 100.1 in the area surrounding the church. Burial will be at Bunker Hill Cemetery, Bunker Hill. Memorials are suggested to St. John’s Lutheran Church, Dorchester or Multiple Sclerosis Society. Kravanya Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.