Dan Hieb, 56, Minot, died Sunday, July 29, 2012, in his home, surrounded by his loving family.
Daniel was born Jan. 11, 1956, in Rugby, the son of Jacob and Janet (Theiling) Hieb. He was raised and educated in Des Lacs, graduating with the class of 1974.
Dan began his career in the construction industry, gaining experience with Anderson and Lach Construction. Following the completion of a housing complex in south Minot for McGough Construction, Dan joined Tom Assels Construction as a finish carpenter in 1976. He started Hieb Construction in 1979, serving the community of Minot as a general contractor that focused on residential housing and some commercial work. Dan also served the Williston area in the early '80s during the first oil boom building many residential homes to meet the demand of the region.
Dan was joined in holy marriage to Jill Thunshelle on Oct. 4, 1980, in Plaza. They made their home in Minot and were blessed with two children, Trevor and Kyla.
He operated his construction company until he gained employment with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a construction tech for the past eight years on the Minot Air Force Base until his health forced his retirement. In addition to his career in construction Dan and Jill have also continued to own and operate South Side Storage of Minot for several years.
Dan was a member of Grace Fellowship Church, Burlington, serving on the church council and as a church elder. Dan carried a membership to Gideon's International and served on the Our Redeemer's Christian School Board. He also served as a member of the Williston Builders Association.
He found enjoyment in the outdoors and was most often found to be fishing, hunting, boating and camping. His first priority was being a loving husband, devoted father, proud grandfather, trusted brother and friend. He will be deeply missed by all who shared in his life.
His family includes: loving wife of 31 years, Jill, Minot; children, Trevor Hieb, of Denver, and Kyla (Jason) Splichal, Breckenridge, Minn.; grandson, Daniel Splichal; mother, Janet Hieb, Burlington; brothers, Arnie (Peggy) Hieb, of Phoenix, Richard (Luanna) Hieb, Lake Audubon, Larry (Peggy) Hieb, Lake Audubon, and Tim Hieb, Phoenix; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Dan was preceded in death by his father, Jacob; brother, Kenneth Hieb; and sister-in-law, Kathy Hieb.
Celebration of Life Service: Thursday, Aug. 2, at 2 p.m. at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Brethren Church, Minot.
Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Minot.
Visitation: Today, Aug. 1, from 2 to 7 p.m., at Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Those wanting to sign the online memorial register or share memories and condolences are invited to use the expressions of sympathy section at (www.thomasfamilyfuneralhome.com).