From WGIL radio:
A Knox College graduate, coach, teacher, worker, friend, and according to some, legend, has passed away. Knox College officials say 60-year old Tim Heimann passed away early Friday morning after battling with cancer.
Roger Taylor, Knox’s president, says Tim and his wife Cathy have meant so much to generations of students here at Knox and in Galesburg. Talyor acknowledges his thoughts and his heart goes out to all of his family including his wife Cathy, and his four children.
Knox College Athletic Director Chad Eisele tells WGIL he was happy the school, and the community got the chance to honor Heimann with a court dedication back in February. “It meant a lot to him,” Eisele said. “I know he was very honored to have the court named after him, and very deservingly so. Nobody has spent more time in that gym than him — as a player, as an assistant coach, and as a head coach. I’m just glad that we had the opportunity to do that. It was a perfect day, and I know that he really enjoyed it.”