Kevin L. Heller, age 55, of Auburn passed away on Friday, January 7, 2022 at his home in Auburn, Indiana. Kevin was born on February 22, 1966 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He graduated from Prairie Heights High School (LaGrange) in 1984 and continued his education at Manchester College. He also attended the Chavez Studio of Magic, where he successfully completed the Master’s course.
Kevin was passionate about his career in sales and marketing. He worked as the Vice President of Sales for Harmony Marketing Group in Bourbon, Indiana, retiring in 2021 after several years of service. He was currently working in his retirement dream job selling RVs and campers in Columbia City and loving every minute of it. Kevin was best known as a professional magician for over 40 years. He traveled the country with his wife Robin, performing their show the “Midway of Magic” at venues and conventions. He also authored books and lectured at conferences on the business of magic. Kevin was the co-owner along with Robin of the All About You Boutique in Auburn.
Kevin was very active in the Auburn community. He was the former president of the Cedar Glen Homeowner’s Association, Habitat for Humanity board member and he served on the marketing committee for the United Way. In addition, he was involved with the Hope Mentor Program at DeKalb High School and he volunteered with Junior Achievement. He was recently awarded the Junior Achievement Volunteer of the Year award. The Special Olympics was close to his heart and he invested many hours as a volunteer and coach. He was also a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and the Society of American Magicians.
Kevin enjoyed traveling, being outdoors, and was an animal lover. He especially loved his cherished cat, Walter, and his special dog, Miley, who passed away in December. He was an avid endurance athlete and hiker. In 2009, he was part of a team that climbed Mt. Rainier over the span of three days. He considered that climb his greatest physical challenge.
He married Robin Perkins on February 18, 1995 in Fort Wayne. She survives him in Auburn, IN. He was dearly loved by his children: daughter, Ashlyn Heller of Auburn, and sons Casey Heller of Helmer, and Adam Heller of Fort Wayne. Additional family members who survive him include his parents Richard and Cynthia Heller of Kendallville, IN; brother Rick (Jodi) Heller of Fort Wayne, brother Tony (Reneé) Heller of Angola; and brother Chris (Amy) Heller of Wolcottville. He is also survived by mother in-law Linda Perkins of Auburn, sister and brother-in-law Rhonda and David Vian of Auburn, and many loving nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother; Shirley (Lansaw) Sidicane and his father-in-law Jimmie Perkins.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 16, 2022 from 2:00 to 6:00 PM at the Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 South Center Street in Auburn. Additional visitation will be held two hours prior to the funeral service from 1:00 to 3:00 PM on Monday, January 17, 2022 at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 17, 2022 at 3:00 PM at the Feller and Clark Funeral Home in Auburn with Kevin’s friend David Foster officiating. A Broken Wand Ceremony will also be performed by Christian Painter.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.fellerandclark.com and on our Facebook page at Feller and Clark Funeral Homes.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Feller and Clark Funeral Home in Auburn.