Cover photo for Virgil A. "Butch" Heiner's Obituary
Virgil A. "Butch" Heiner Profile Photo
1939 Virgil 2023

Virgil A. "Butch" Heiner

March 3, 1939 — July 14, 2023

Sioux City, Iowa

  Virgil “Butch” Anson Heiner, 84, of Sioux City, passed away on Friday, July 14, 2023 at his daughter Tristan’s home surrounded by his family. Memorial Services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 29, 2023 at River Hills Church in South Sioux City, Nebraska. Pastor Kevin Roach, officiating. Visitation will be Friday, July 28, 2023 from 5-7 p.m. at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. Online condolences may be directed to

  Butch was born on March 3, 1939 in Sioux City, to Virgil and Alice (Caselton) Heiner. On August 6, 1960 he married Sharon Kay Mann in Sioux City. 

  Butch served our nation in the United States Navy, where he reached the rank of Engineman in his role as an Evaporator Operator. He also earned a Good Conduct Medal during his time in the service.

  He worked for over 30 years at Walensky Lumber in Sioux City, and following his retirement he continued to work full-time at Walmart in their Lawn and Garden department in Longmont, Colorado, until the age of 78 before relocating back to Sioux City and completely retiring.

  In his free time, Butch enjoyed fishing, gardening, washing and waxing his truck, working on cars, and watching football. 

  Survivors include his wife, Sharon Heiner of Sioux City; his children: Tony (Janette) Heiner of Cheyenne, WY; Timothy (Sara) Heiner of Jackson, NE; Tracy Heiner of Longmont, CO; Tammy (Jerome) Bunkers of Longmont, CO; Tristan (Travis) Pyzel of Sioux City; and Kimberly Rodgers of Forrest City, AR; 14 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and his brother, Keith (Carolyn) Heiner of Kansas City, MO. 

  He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Russel Heiner; a brother, LeRoy Heiner; and a sister, Beverly Zagozan. 

  Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren and great grandchildren: Sara Heiner, Briana Ulrich, Elisabeth Heiner, Briston Foster, Austin Heiner, ShayLee Bunkers, Timothy V. Heiner, Aleck Heiner, Avery Hazel, Walter Messerlie, Lathan Bunkers, Alexsis Hazel, Kaylie Heiner, Treyten Bunkers, Anson Ulrich, Quinn Cardona, Paislee Ulrich, Nadia Cardona, Kendall Whelchel, and Winslow Foster.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Virgil A. "Butch" Heiner, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, July 28, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel

3220 Stone Park Blvd, Sioux City, IA 51104

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Memorial Service

Saturday, July 29, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 1055

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree