- September 25, 2018
William Eugene “Gene” Heidt died peacefully at the Mike Conley Hospice House in Clermont, Florida, at the age of 68 on Saturday, March 3, 2018, after complications from stroke and vascular disease.
Gene is survived by his wife, Del; son, Kenneth; daughter, Beth; son-in-law, John Poltz; grandchildren, Mark and Brittonie Poltz; two great grandchildren; and his sister, Betty Heidt Goodwin.
He is preceded in death by his eldest daughter, Nancy Heidt-Poltz, and sister, Kay Heidt Tillman.
Gene was born on July 22, 1949, in Winter Garden, Florida, to Clarence and Doris Heidt. He married his high school sweetheart, Del, in 1968. He was a fourth-generation Winter Garden resident and lived there his whole life. Gene was known as an outdoorsman with a love for nature and outdoor sports.
Gene's memorial was held at the First United Methodist Church in Winter Garden on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. In lieu of flowers and condolences, the family requests donations to Cornerstone Hospice and the American Wildlife Federation.