Goodbye, Coach: Heimann lived life with no regrets

From the Register-Mail:

In late February, Tim Heimann sat with Knox College President Roger Taylor and the school’s top fundraiser Beverly Holmes and apologized.

The words pained him to say. He could not work there anymore. His 42-year relationship with the college was over.

“I’m sorry I am not going to be able to do the work,” said Heimann, who was in alumni relations the past year.

At the time, he had weeks left to live. Everyone in the room knew that.

“Tim, you’ve already done the work,” Holmes interrupted.

“He was less concerned with his impending death than his concern that he was letting the college down,” said Taylor, who recalled the story. “He was totally devoted to the college — to the end.”