Logan Riley "Fireball" Hieb
  • 18 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 28, 1996
  • Date of passing: Feb 6, 2015
Let the memory of Logan be with us forever

Logan Riley Hieb, 18, chose to detour from the walk of basic life Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. He is still with us, but we have to dig deeper to find him.

He made his grand entrance Sept. 28, 1996, in Burley, Idaho. The unsuspecting mortals chosen to rear this free spirit were Cliff and Jennifer Hieb. After a short period of being a padawan to the Jedi master of trouble (aka, big sister Erin Elizabeth), he soon became a full-fledged accomplice to her shenanigans and soon developed into the ringleader. Madison Paige and Ashlyn Emerie would join the force later. Much to his chagrin, he spent his life in Rupert, Idaho. He attended school at St. Nicholas until third grade and then transferred to Acequia to fulfill his elementary obligations. He then schooled at East Minico and was a student at Minico at the time of his death.

Logan would put his heart and soul into the things he loved … as a child those things included Buzz Lightyear, Star Wars, Legos, superheroes (especially Marvel) and video games. His unbelievable creativity has been his claim to fame since he was a child. He had a YouTube channel at the age of 12, where he would present his homemade, one-of-a-kind videos. He liked to mold figures from clay, and his notebooks from school would always be covered with doodles. His most recent love was Photoshop, and he developed a prowess for it. He had hoped to create a career in graphic design where his creative spirit could be properly utilized. I would also be remiss in honoring Logan’s accomplishments if I didn’t mention he achieved the 35th highest global score on the Facebook Snake game. Everyone who encountered Logan could easily recognize he was one of a kind. In addition to being creative, he was utterly hilarious. He had a gift for making people laugh hysterically while offending them in the process. His wit was unparalleled. He had a gift for finding idiosyncrasies in people they probably didn’t even know they had.

He is survived, loved and missed terribly by his parents, Cliff Hieb and Jennifer Barinaga-Hieb; sisters, Erin Hieb (Austin Souza), Madison Hieb and Ashlyn Hieb; and grandfather, Joe Barinaga; his brother from another mother, David Arteaga; as well as other friends who have touched his life; aunts, Mary Bauscher (Randy), Jerri Cole (Dennis), Tammy Fairchild (Dave) and Amber Blincoe (Rod); cousin, Anthony Barinaga, Trevor, Tayler and Kelsey Blincoe, Chris Cole and Janae Phelps. He was reunited once again with his maternal grandmother, Mary Ann Nutsch-Barinaga; his paternal grandparents, Janine Ambrose-Hieb and Clifford Hieb Sr.; as well as a cousin who was also gone before his time, Jerem Koepnick.

The family would like to express sincere thanks to extended family, friends and the community who have shown so much love and support and a willingness to walk the dark path of loss and grief with us.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Amber Blincoe on 6th February 2017

"You are forever missed! Always in our thoughts.. Love you always!"

This tribute was added by Tammy Fairchild on 28th September 2016

"Dearest Logan (Fireball)
We miss you every day. When I think of you and think about the family and friends that miss you, such pain can't be explained.  I then pause and tell you how much that I love you. And in my thoughts, think of you and Jerem together. A couple of clowns and the laughs. And in that same moment promising myself to keep both of your memories alive. In the minds and hearts of my family and friends. Nothing will bring your physical bodies back. But your loving and unique souls will always be with us. That is my comfort. Knowing you are with us all the time. Finding your signs, songs and music, pennies, and side splitting humor is very comforting.. Love love love you. Aunt Tammy"

This tribute was added by Amber Blincoe on 28th September 2016

"Logan, you are missed every day! Love you always!!"

This tribute was added by marion weickum on 28th September 2016

"Logan, this the anniversary of your 20th birthday. I continue to think and love you. Giving Hugs to your dad and mom with love."

This tribute was added by Cliff Hieb on 6th February 2016


I can’t believe it’s already been a year since you left us.  While the pain of your loss has subsided some, you are still greatly missed and in my thoughts every day.   You touched so many people Logan, more than you know.  Every time we visit your grave there is always so many tributes left on your headstone.   I only wish you could have realized how much you were loved in life.  The only comfort we can now take is knowing whatever pain you were in is now gone, and you are in the loving arms of Jesus and so many other loved ones in heaven.

God be with you until we are together again.  Love you son!  Dad"

This tribute was added by Cynthia Freeman on 6th February 2016

We did not know each other well.  Some nods at church camp, maybe passing in the hall at church, even so I know you to be pretty amazing.  Sometimes when we think of a year passing it seems fast, sometimes it feels like forever.  It is closing in on a year since you left this earth.  I know you are missed and loved deeply.  I pray memories you made here on earth bring comfort to all that love and miss you."

This tribute was added by Tammy Fairchild on 3rd June 2015


This tribute was added by Tammy Fairchild on 3rd June 2015

"When I heard the verses from a song.. I thought of you Logan.
Such a wonderful young man.

Now we understand how you tried
and how you suffered for your sanity.

Flaming flowers that brightly blaze
Swirling clouds in violet haze
with colors changing hue
Morning fields of amber grain

Our Weathered faces lined in pain
Are soothed beneath the artist's loving hand
Now we understand what you tried to say to us
and how you suffered for your sanity
And how you tried to set it free

This world was never meant
for one as WONDERFUL as you

We could not listen, we did not know how
Perhaps we will listen now"

This tribute was added by Jeremiah Hooker on 29th May 2015

"Miss ya buddy I wish you coulda been able to help me with the rest of my project but I know you were up there helping me I'm your own ways, see ya later Logan!"

This tribute was added by Cliff Hieb on 27th May 2015


Funny story buddy, I ordered a custom headstone for you.  The first one came scratched so they said they would make another one.  The second came the wrong color, so they are making a third.  I hope the 3rd one is the charm.  I'm sure you are LYAO knowing the trouble I am having with this thing.  I'm not so sure you don't have a hand in the mischief LOL...  I miss you son!  There is not a day goes by that you are not in my thoughts.  Love you always!


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