Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Rest In Peace, Easter Heathman

Yesterday, Easter Heathman died at the age of 90. For those of you who don't know him, he was the man who faithfully cared for the site of Knute Rockne's crash for years and years. Since then, he has become something of an expert on the Rock, giving tours around the simple monument for which he so painstakingly cares. Irish faithful sought him out from all over the country, but he would also make sure that everyone knew that eight people died that day, March 31, 1931, not just one.

There's an article in the Kansas City Star about his death.

There is also a very well written article from last year describing Mr. Heathman's undertaken, which is over at the Official Knute Rockne site.

I bet Mr. Heathman and the Rock himself are having a grand old time together.

Our prayers with him and his family.


Fester said...

This is truly a loss for the irish community

Anonymous said...

I wish I could have taken one of his tours...