James Easter Heathman



Age: 90


Summary: former farmer and U.S. Army veteran who as a teenager raced to a field near his family's central Kansas farm to find the plane crash that killed Notre Dame football coach Knute Rockne in March 1931, who had been taking people to the crash site located on private land near the Heathman farm for about 20 years and whose family attributed some of the increased public attention to the Internet.



Cause of Death: Pneumonia


Born: April 7, 1917


Died: January 29, 2008


Location: Emporia, Kansas