December 12, 1956 ~ March 15, 2013
William Carl Heerman, 56, of Suwanee, Georgia, passed away on March 15, 2013 after a brave battle against brain cancer. Raised in Appleton, Wisconsin, Bill was confirmed in the Lutheran church. In high school, Bill high jumped and played volleyball and basketball. He earned a BA from Valparaiso University and an MA in Journalism from the University of Florida. Bill first worked as a copywriter and creative director in advertising agencies, then in Corporate Communications at Southern Company in Atlanta. Bill was married for 32 years to Lisa Hoffmann Heerman, his college sweetheart. Bill and Lisa proudly raised two sons, Luke William Heerman of Suwanee, Georgia, and Alexander Karl Heerman of Los Angeles, California. Bill was skilled at creative writing, photography, and pottery. He also enjoyed gardening, golf, piano, the Chicago Cubs, and Rotisserie baseball. Bill loved the U.S. National Parks, visiting several every year. A keen observer with an analytical mind, Bill brought an unconventional perspective to the world surrounding him. Bill was preceded in death by his mother, Niesje Bruns Heerman. He is survived by his beloved wife Lisa, his sons Luke and Alex, his father William Robert Heerman and step-mother Sandy, his siblings Thomas Heerman, Amanda Sharp, and Max Heerman, and many other family members and friends who loved him dearly. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 11:00 am at Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, 1001 Duluth Highway, Lawrenceville, GA. The family will receive friends at 10:30 am at the church. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke www.cancer.duke.edu/btc; The Hudgens Center for the Arts, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., #300, Duluth, GA www.thehudgens.org; or The National Parks Conservation Association www.npca.org. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com.