Word has been received of the death of John Heideman, the long-time worship leader at Grace Community Church, a Grace Brethren church in Seal Beach, Calif. (Steve Williams, pastor).
This was posted on the church Facebook page on January 19: Our friend and co-worker John Heideman passed away last night after a long battle with cancer. John was the most committed, reliable, and energetic music director of a church anywhere. His enthusiasm and willingness to serve in worship music until just weeks before his death showed how deep his commitment to service was. He leaves a legacy of joyful service among generations of people from Grace Community Church of Seal Beach. Thank you, John, and enjoy being a part of a heavenly choir now.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, January 30, at Mira Costa School, where he taught, with a reception to follow at St. Raymonds Church, 12348 Paramount Blvd,, Downey, CA 90242.
Earlier this year, an article in the Daily Breeze chronicled his last day as he retired after 39 years at the school.