Couple – Barbara Heil and Her Husband Gerald ‘Jerry’ Heil – Costa Concordia Sinking, Carnival’s Costa Concordia – January 13, 2012, Time of Death 9:45-4:00.
Barbara Heil, 70, from White Bear Lake, Minnesota, died aboard Carnival Corp’s, Costa Cruises’ Costa Concordia along with her husband Gerald ‘Jerry’ Heil, 69, when the cruise ship grounded off the coast of Giglio, Italy on Friday the 13, January 13, 2012.
The captain of Concordia (Francesco Schettino) took the cruise ship too close to shore, it grounded on a reef, ripping a massive hole in the hull of the ship, leaving a huge rock embedded in the hull. Lower compartments began to flood, causing the ship to list severely.
Their bodies were not recovered in the rescue and recovery mission. A memorial service was planned by the family.