Benjamin P. Heeney, 21, of Beatrice died on August 6, 2013 at rural Beatrice, NE. He was born on March 28, 1992 at Sioux Falls, SD and graduated from high school in Madison, SD in 2010. He lived in Madison, Rapid City and Sioux Falls and worked as a plumber. He was attending St. Nicholas Catholic Church of Tea, SD. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing chess, reading and spending time with his young cousins.
Survivors include his father, Dan Heeney of Beatrice; mother, Misty Puleo of Gothenburg; two brothers, Treavor Heeney of Beatrice and D.J. Heeney and wife Kristin of Moses Lake, WA; one niece, Kayla; one nephew, Daniel; grandfather, James H. Payne of Dodge; grandmother, Geraldine N. Payne-Phillips of Dodge; special uncle and aunt, Pat and Deb Henney of Tea, SD; several aunts and uncles, Paul and Michelle Payne of Dodge, Scott Payne of Clear Lake, CA, Sarah and Mickey Schroeder of Liberty and LaRita Bray of Beatrice; special cousins, Mike and Erin Heeney and their children, Colin and Griffin, Sean and Molly Heeney and their children, Brooklyn, Kyla, Jordan and Carter, all of Tea, SD and Tony and Anna Heeney of Dell Rapids, SD.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Nicholas Catholic Church of Tea, SD with Father Kevin O’ Dell, Celebrant. www.foxfuneralhome.net. Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice, NE is in charge of the arrangements.