Died Sunday morning July 22, 2018 at his residence. Dane was born February 2, 1951 in Kalamazoo, Michigan a son of Francis and MaryJoyce (VanWoert) Heathcote. He had been a lifelong Kalamazoo area resident and was employed with Ideal Battery Company and Cisco, Inc. before retiring. Dane was preceded in death by his father, Francis Heathcote; and a sister, Danelle Heathcote. He is survived by his Mother, a brother, David (Ruthie) Heathcote of Kalamazoo; a sister, Deborah (Douglas Dykehouse) Roschek of Kalamazoo; and several nieces and nephews. Private services and burial will be held at a later date. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be directed to the charity of your choice. Please visit Dane's personalized webpage for online guestbook or to leave a condolence. Arrangements were made by the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 622 S. Burdick St. www.langelands.com.