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