Mac Heitzhausen passed away at his home at Eagle Crest on August 29.

Mac was born in Billings, Montana to Fred and Grace Heitzhausen.

Mac was a man of faith, family, friends, fraternity, baseball and golf. Mac grew up in Portland and spent nine summers on his family farm near Omaha, Nebraska. He attended Irvington Grade School where he was elected president of the student body, Grant High School, and Oregon State University, graduating in 1959 with a degree in business. He joined Sigma Chi Fraternity while at Oregon State and was an active lifelong member supporting the undergraduates of both the Beta Pi Chapter at OSU as well as undergraduates throughout the country. He received the Distinguished Order of Constantine award in 1983, the highest honor given to alumni for service to the fraternity.

After graduation from OSU, he went to work for U.S. Bank. During his career, he held various positions at branches throughout the Portland metro area, as well as in Coos Bay and Brookings, ending his career as vice president of the Corporate Banking Division.

He began his avocation as a baseball umpire in the 1970s, and this lasted for 40 years, both in the greater Portland area and Central Oregon. Mac spent many weekdays and multiple weekends umping baseball, including Little League, Babe Ruth, American Legion, high school, community and jr. colleges, NAIA and NCAA. One of his highest achievements was U.S.A. vs. Korea, Olympic exhibition game at Civic Stadium in 1994. Collectively, he umpired approximately 1,700 games throughout his career!

He loved the game of golf and made many friends through this endeavor while living at both Aspen Lakes Golf Course and Eagle Crest. Mac golfed year-round, weather permitting, sometimes playing over 250 rounds.

He is survived by his brother Fred; his wife of 58 years, Raydene; his son Chuck; daughter Cheryl; and grandchildren Nick, Sara, and Angela.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 2 p.m., Sat., September 28, at Community Presbyterian Church, 529 NW 19th St., Redmond.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests contributions may be made to Partners in Care, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct. Bend, OR 97701 or Beta Pi Chapter of Sigma Chi, 312 NW 25th, Corvallis, OR.