From the Register-Mail:
In late February, Tim Heimann sat with Knox College President Roger Taylor and the schoolâ€™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.
â€œIâ€™m sorry I am not going to be able to do the work,â€ 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.
â€œTim, youâ€™ve already done the work,â€ Holmes interrupted.
â€œHe was less concerned with his impending death than his concern that he was letting the college down,â€ said Taylor, who recalled the story. â€œHe was totally devoted to the college â€” to the end.â€