The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022

Brandon Alan Heath

Brandon Alan Heath, 21, of Decatur, Ind., died at 12:19 p.m. Friday, December 30, 2011, at Parkview Memorial Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind., from injuries received in a car-pedestrian accident on December 24.

He was born April 27, 1990, in Van Wert, the son of Douglass W. Heath of Van Wert and Cheri Goodwin of Decatur.

Other survivors include his stepmother, Beth Heath of Van Wert; grandparents Cheryl Matthews of Van Wert, Randy and Belinda Goodwin of Michigan, Charlie and Linda Heath of Van Wert, Doris Struzik of Van Wert and Rick Matthews of Van Wert; great-grandparents Joyce Joanne Putman (Arland) Burke of Payne and Mary Lou Goodwin of Van Wert; a brother, Dustin W. Heath of Celina; two stepsisters, Shawna Mergy and Mandi Fuerst, both of Van Wert; and a nephew.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday January 3, 2012, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home in Van Wert, with the Rev. Paul W. Miller officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Ohio City.

Calling hours are from 2-8 p.m. Monday, January 2, and from 9 a.m. until the time of services Tuesday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials: Van Wert Special Olympics.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at

POSTED: 12/30/11 at 7:42 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries