Nicholas Karl Heine, 30, passed away June 21, 2008. Survived by his wife of seven years, Melissa Heine; daughters, Nichole and Rebecca 'Becca' Heine; mother, Pat Heine; father, Tom (Maryann) Heine; brother, Jason Heine; mother-in-law, Naomi Kovach; sisters-in-law, Laura Walton, Shannon Walton and Heather Walton; brothers-in-law, Joshua Walton and Paul Walton Jr.; grandparents, Dee 'Nana' Keehan, Leora McGee and Lavern Heine; nephew, Jason Heine Jr.; niece, Braelyn Walton; numerous other relatives and people close to his heart to include his brothers and sisters in blue. Preceded in death by his grandparents, Violet and Donald Berg, Cal Heine and Russell McGee; and aunt, Barbara Towry. Nick was born August 12, 1977, in Pueblo. He graduated from Central High School in 1995, and attended University of Northern Colorado, where he majored in music. As a seven-year veteran of the Pueblo Police Dept., Nick was described as a real go-getter. He did a superb job in investigations and was being considered for a detective job. Away from work, Nick was a coach for the Runyon Football League and Roncalli Shamrock Football Club. First and foremost, he was a terrific husband, loving father and devoted son. Viewing, with the family present, from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, June 26, 2008, at Praise Assembly of God, 2000 Troy Ave., with Pueblo Police Chief Jim Billings officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made the Nick Heine Family Memorial Fund, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences,

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  1. Pat, Melissa and girls: You are in our thoughts & prayers and will remain there forever.

    I first met Nick when I became Scoutmaster of Troop 19. Nick was already a member of the troop when we brought in about 20 brand new Scouts.

    I’ll never forget how Nick took these young boys under his wing, encouraging and teaching them the values and principles of Boy Scouting, especially the sense of community service. It only made sense to me when I learned that Nick had become a Pueblo Police Officer, as he always wanted to help people.

    I rarely saw Nick over the years, but Laura saw him occasionally at Parkview Hospital during the course of his police duties. She always got a hug from Nick.

    As the outpouring of sympathy and support at the funeral service demonstrated, Nick was a loving son, husband, father and brother…but I’ll never forget the image of a young, red-headed Nick sitting on the floor with a dozen or more younger Scouts gathered around him, sharing his knowledge and providing true leadership.

    Nick was a very special young man and we will miss him always.

  2. To the family of Nicholas Heine, My thoughts and prayers go out to each of you. I too have been through the hell, heartbreak and sorrow that each of you are feeling at this time. I lost my best friend, husband, and father of our two children almost 21 years ago and I still remember his precious smile and beautiful eyes. He too loved his son and daughter as Nick loved his two precious little girls and his wonderful wife, mother, brother and the rest of his family. Yes, there is a huge hole in your lives right now but I can attest that with time, prayers and family and friends to lean on, that hole does eventually grow smaller and smaller. It will never fully close, but that is for all the memories of your loved one to keep coming back and saying hi and that he loves and misses you and that he is watching over each of you and keeping you safe. Be strong and know that Nick is in a place that we should all envy but know that we will all be together again when the good Lord see’s fit. God Bless each of you and know that you will not be walking this rough road alone, that the Police Family that was Nick’s life will be there for you whenever you call upon them, as will your family and friends. Once a Police Family, always a Police family!!!! God Bless you Nick and thank you for your service to the City of Pueblo! Patti Jeske, wife of Raymond E. Jeske, who also left us suddenly on July, 17, 1987.

  3. Dear Pat, We are so very sorry you lost you beloved son. We have known such a loss and our hearts truly ache for you and your family. Don’t let your pecious memories fade.
    Marilyn and Cecil Barrett

  4. Dear Pat….I send my deepest sympathy to you and your family.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Linda Nauerth
    Todays Homes @ Westgate

  5. Heine family:
    I went to high school with Nick and remember him as a warm, happy all-around genuine person. May he keep you all under his wing as he is the newest angel in heaven.

  6. Melissa, Nichole, Rebecca and Family,
    We’re so very sorry for your loss. Nick will be greatly missed by everyone; including the boys from the Pirates football team. Jared respected and appreciated his talents as his coach. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, the girls and the rest of your family at this time.

  7. Melissa,
    You and your family have been on my mind all week. I would take the pain away, if I could. You are strong and have the best support possible!! If you need anything at all, call me!!

  8. Dear Pat and family,

    I was so sorry to read of Nick’s death. I know you were very proud of him and his service to Pueblo and rightly so. His passing is a great loss to us all. You remain in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Dear Pat and family,

    I was saddened to learn of Nick’s tragic passing. I know everyone is proud of the man he became, but I still remember the little red headed guy! Our sincere thoughts and prayers go out to you.

  10. I was saddened to read of the loss of Officer Heine. Although I never met him, my heart goes out to his family, friends and fellow officers. May God grant you the peace that passes all understanding. May you find some solace in knowing that so many appreciate the dedication and hard work that goes with the job he did. Godspeed, Officer Heine.

  11. To his family:
    I am so glad you had a chance to share 30 years with Nicholas. I am sorry it was not enough time to fulfill his full potential as a father,husband and son. My son also in blue treasures Nicks memory and spirit. God love you through this tough time.

  12. Nichole,
    Your Dad was a good man. He was nice. I’m very Very VERY sorry. HEAVEN is a very good place. I know he is there with Jesus.
    Love Cora.
    John Neumann

  13. This is an overwhelming loss, and so incomprehensible. My thoughts and prayers are with Melissa, Nichole, Rebecca, Pat, and Jason. Everyone that knew Nick had a better life because of him. He was blessed with the best of everything, except time. I pray the Lord will bless all of us that we might be able to partially fill the void left by his absence with all the great memories of Nick and his time with us.

  14. Pat and family,
    Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. With sympathy,

  15. I am truly at a loss for words and my heart and mind are reeling from your loss. Nick was a remarkable person and always a pleasure to work with. He was an integral part of a great crew and everyone in dispatch will miss him. My thoughts are with you and your entire family. In time, may the wonderful memories you have of him as a husband, father, son and brother be of great comfort to you all.

  16. Dear Pat and family, My heart goes out to you and yours. Nick was a wonderful person with a willing, warm smile. So sorry.

  17. Dear Pat, Melissa and family,

    We are so very sorry for the loss of your son, husband, father and much loved family and community member. Our prayers are with you now during this difficult time and the future. God bless you all and we will be praying for your comfort and strength.

  18. Dear Pat, Melissa and family,

    We are so very sorry for the loss of your son, husband, father and much loved family and community member. Our prayers are with you now during this difficult time and the future. God bless you all and we will be praying for your comfort and strength.

  19. Melissa, girls, and family,

    We wanted you to know you are all in our hearts and prayers. Nick will be missed very much. He was a great person and Mikey really loved having him as a coach. He gave so much,probably more than we will ever be able to say “thank you” for, but he just kept on doing. We are very lucky to have the memories we have of him, we will always be thankful for that. Take Care and we are thinking about you.

  20. Melissa and Family,
    Our hearts truly go out to you and your family. We can not imagine what you are going through, but empathize in your pain and loss. Nick was a pleasure to work with. If we can do anything to help you (now or later) please, let us know… Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in your time of need and sorrow. You are in our prayers.

  21. Pat and family – I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you, your family and the entire department. May God bless you and help you in your time of grief.
    Teri Davis

  22. Dear Pat and family,

    I want to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am sorry for your lost. I went to the police academy with Nick. He was a team member that will never be forgotten. Nick was the type of person that would go out of his way to help anyone out. He was that way all the way thru the academy. When we graduated Mary told us that we all reminded her of a flock of geese, when one fell behind, the rest would stop and go back to help. That was the way we all were. Pueblo PD lost one of the team, and Nick will always be in our hearts.

  23. Dear Pat and Family,
    We are greatly saddened to hear of Nicholas’s passing. It was always such a pleasure to know him and watch him grow as a son, husband, father and police officer. We know how very proud of him you are, and his passing is a loss not only to your family, but his family in blue and the entire city of Pueblo. You are all in our thoughts and prayers, and we are sorry that we aren’t able to be with you at this time.

    Kent and Pam Burger
    Aurora, CO

  24. Dear Melissa, Pat & Family,
    Our hearts, love & prayers are with each of you. Words alone fail to express our care & concern. We remember Nick’s warm smile & friendliness from moments shared at St. Charles Community. God bless you.
    With love, Emilie and Dick

  25. Pat, I am deeply saddend by the loss of your son Nick. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers,
    Amy Nofziger (AARP)

  26. Pat and family,

    Just want you to know how sorry we are for you and your family. We think of you, continuously, the past days. I have thought of you and Nick, often, since he and Todd were in school together (each time I saw his name/pictures in the paper and TV). Our hearts go out to you and your family.

    Jack and Norma Gwartney
    Todd and Kristine Gwartney
    Ted and Leslie Gwartney Shepard

  27. To all of Nicholas’ family members, my heart goes out to you. It is terrible to lose someone so well loved and so young. I will keep you in my prayers.

  28. Melissa,
    We are very sorry to here about your loss,We can imagine what you must be going threw. We will keep you and your girls in our prayers.
    Im glad you found what me and lance have,and so sorry you lost it.

    Mary Estes & Family

  29. We are so sorry to hear of Nicholas death. Our prayers and hearts are with you during this time. May God rest his soul.

    Suzanne Farraj & Family

  30. Dear Heine Family,
    My family and I wanted to express our sypmpathies for your loss. I work for the Henderson, NV Police Department and knew of Nick through my friend Ofc. John Griggs, who always spoke highly of Nick as a superb officer and friend. My family in Pueblo and I will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers as our hearts go out to you and yours.

  31. Nicole,

    I am sorry your dad had a heart attack. I hope he stays healthy in heaven. I hope the rest of your family and you stay safe and I hope you aren’t sad for long. He is in heaven with God and Jesus. They are good people.

    Brooklynn Melendy
    St. John Neumann

  32. Pat & Jason
    Its been a while since I have seen you and the boys but I think of you all often. I am sincerely sorry for Nick’s passing. I remember when the guys were at my house and the fun of having them around. Just knowing him and his brother was a real pleasure. I will miss him and I will think of you and the family often. God Bless Dora Beeman

  33. Pat and family;

    I am so sorry. The few times I met Nick, I found him to be delightful and fun. The world has lost a wonderful, intelligent young man. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

  34. I am sorry to hear of Nicks passing. I have met & dealt with Nick through various dealings with the Police Department, he was always very polite & respectful to me no matter the hour or how bad of a night he was having. My sympathies go out to you & your family in this time of need. God Bless.

  35. Melissa,

    We are so sorry to hear of Nick’s passing. Nick was my son’s football coach this past fall. He was a great mentor to all the boys on the South Pointe Pirates and especially my son Nicholas. He will be greatly missed. Please know you and your family are in our prayers.

  36. Pat, Melissa and family,

    Just know that you are in my prayers. Nick was a special young man and meant a lot to our family. I remember the good times the kids had together and my heart is heavy with the loss. Pueblo has truly lost one of our Finest.


  37. Melissa- I am sorry you lost Nick. He was a good man. I know you have support, but if there is anything I can do please don’t hesitate to call me. Laura can get ahold of me anytime.-Bill, Debby, Will, Pat and Michael McIntire

  38. Jason,
    My heart goes out to you and your family. Keep his memory alive for the little ones that never really got to know him.

  39. Dear Nick Heine Family, I am sorry for the loss of your loved one.I know what it’s like to lose someone you love. He did a good service to our city. He is a true Hero and we will miss him. TCGB

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