Edward Joseph Heuer entered into eternal rest on July 19, 2018 at the age of 93. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana January 12, 1925 to the late Marie Cleary Heuer and Frank Edward Heuer. He was preceded in death by his son Eric Heuer and sisters, Iona Mae Aden and Florence Horst. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Miller Heuer, daughter, Ramona Heuer Ross (husband, Leonard), brother, Frank M. Heuer, Sr., sister, Gloria Vinson, grandson, Darien Ross and a host of nieces and nephews. Edward attended Warren Easton High School. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Alhena AKA-9 and destroyer, U.S.S. Stevenson DD-645. He was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal for the five battles in which he bravely served in Bougainville, Saipan, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, and the occupation of Japan. His three years of service garnered friendships with his fellow servicemen that would remain throughout his life. In recent years, he was a proud supporter of the National WWII Museum where he was a participant in the museum’s opening day parade in 2000. He also loaned his personal articles and memorabilia to the museum which have been displayed in the Pacific Theater Pavilion. By his lifestyle and service to his country, he demonstrated what it truly means to be a member of “The Greatest Generation”. In the years following the war, he was a machinist for Southern Railroad, New Orleans Public Belt Railroad and American Sugar Refinery. He moved to Jonesboro, Louisiana where he continued his career as a foreman for the North Louisiana Gulf Railroad from which he retired in 1987. He and Mary have resided in Jonesboro for over 50 years until the time of his death. He was a Mason in Perfect Union Lodge #1 F. & A. M. He was raised on a Christian foundation at Gentilly Presbyterian Church, New Orleans where he was a member and Elder, and was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Ruston, USA. Edward embraced the small town country lifestyle of the “Piney Hills” and will be greatly missed by the friends he made there, his navy alumni and especially his family.
Family and friends are invited to attend the funeral service at Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. Visitation will begin at 12 Noon. Internment, Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution to the National WWII Museum would be appreciated. To sign the on line guest register, please visit www.Greenwoodfuneralhome.net