Christopher R. Heitner, 46, of Spokane, WA, passed away in his home on Oct. 6, 2018 of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Chris was born in North Dakota on 9/1/72. He went to Lewis & Clark H. S., and earned an AAS degree in Horticulture from Spokane Community College. He was married to Stephanie Heitner for 14 years, and together they raised two children. Chris worked for Gonzaga University in the Grounds dept. He was also a Master Gardener, as well as a certified arborist. He had a passion for climbing trees and for environmental conservation. In his downtime, he enjoyed gaming, comic books, hiking, and the Marvel & DC Universes. He helped his wife with cat rescue, and loved many a kitten back to health. He will be forever loved and deeply missed by those he leaves behind. He is survived by his spouse Stephanie, sons Jordan and Brent, and sisters Sarah Cornell and Amanda Fleming. A private burial service will be held followed with a memorial service at Hennessey Funeral Home, 2203 N Division, Spokane, WA on October 27th at 2:00pm, with a reception following at the same location. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that monetary donations be made to the ALS Service Organization of Spokane (ALSSO), https://alsso.org/, or to the Arbor Day Foundation, https://www.arborday.org/.
ALSSO - ALS Service Organization
P.O.Box 48177, Spokane WA 99288
Arbor Day Foundation
The Arbor Day Foundation 100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City NE 68140