Lewis A. Heffner, age 90, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at his residence in Noblesville. Lewis and his wife Vera were longtime Portland residents.

He was born in Lafayette, Indiana, on June 12, 1930, the son of Arol and Dorthea (McFarland) Heffner. He was married on May 27, 1961, to Vera G. Gisela, who survives.

Lew worked at Teledyne Portland Forge as a sales manager, vice president of sales and vice president over 38 years. He was a 1948 graduate of Lafayette Jefferson High School and 1952 graduate Purdue University. He was a first lieutenant with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Portland Lions Club, Portland Elks Lodge, Museum of the Soldier and American Legion Post 211.

Surviving are his wife, Vera; three daughters, Carolyn Tilford (husband: Trent) of Bloomington, Indiana, Sandra Aich (husband: James) of Corydon, Indiana, and Jessica Chapala (husband: Matthew) of Carmel, Indiana; one brother, Thomas Heffner (wife: Sonya) of Marysville, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Monday, July 27, 2020, at 2 p.m. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Benjamin Aich presiding. Burial will follow with military graveside honors in the Green Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. prior to the services. Memorials can be made to Asbury United Methodist Church, Portland Lions Club or Museum of the Soldier.

Condolences may be expressed at bairdfreeman.com.