CARBONDLAE — Joe Heern, 48, died at 10:12 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.
He was born June 11, 1964, in Aurora, Colo., to William Jerry and Elaine Hope (Silvius) Heern.
He was a U.S. Army veteran.
Joe married Donna Sue Smith May 13, 1988, in Paducah, Ky., and they shared 24 years of loving marriage.
He was a route supervisor for Burris Disposal.
He was a member ICC and Makanda Area Veterans Memorial Board.
Survivors include wife, Donna Sue Heern of Carbondale; daughter, Ashley Ann Heern of Carbondale; father, William Jerry Heern; brothers, Clinton Wade (Dina) Heern of Mount Prospect, William Paul Heern of Hollywood, Md., Arthur James (Kim) Heern of Gisborne, New Zealand; sister, Rose Ellen Bielema (Bob) of Murphysboro; and brother, Charles Edward Heern of Makanda.
He was preceded in death by mother, Elaine Hope Heern.