Julius Heidt lived the life of an adventurer. With the heart and mind of a writer, for those who sat for a time with him, he would cast a light that would take you along on the journey. Telling tales of fishing on the Manistee River or how as a young man he backpacked through the Canadian wilderness, slept in the open air beneath the trees and trapped food as he needed it. Professionally he was a seafaring man, and like so many in his trade he grieved the loss of time with his family. The perils of work brought him close calls many times over but at the end he passed with one of his dearest daughters by his side, knowing he had the love of his family around him, as we all had gathered to share the last of his days with him.
He is survived by his daughters, Ghita Heidt, Mayea Buchanan, Julianne Heidt, and Tahlia Heidt; and his grandchildren, Sequoia Rhiannon Heidt Kausch, and Jordan Thomas Simmons.
His wishes were for no service to be held, the family plans to hold a private memorial at a later date. To memorialize him he would be pleased if you played Leon Russell's "Back to the Island" in his honor. To sign online guestbook, visit www.cremationsocietymidmi.com Arrangements made with Cremation Society of Mid Michigan.