Duane Michael Heinert was born September 6, 1959 to Herbert and LaRue (Schnabel) Heinert at Mitchell, SD. He grew up and attended schools in Mitchell, graduating from Mitchell High School. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of South Dakota. He married Patti Pesicka in 1982.
He is survived by his wife, Patti, Omaha, NE; his mother, LaRue Heinert, Mitchell, SD; two daughters, Melissa Heinert and Rebecca Heinert, both of Omaha; brother, John Heinert and wife, Darla, Cleveland, OH; sisters, Judy Kayser and husband, Richard, Alexandria, SD and Susan Stern and husband, John, Minneapolis, MN; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, and a sister Karen Cheeseman.