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Obituary for Herman A. Heinz
Obituary for Herman A. Heinz Herman A. Heinz, 83, of Vincennes, passed away Tuesday February 17, 2015 at 5:07 PM at the Good Samaritan Hospital with his family at his bedside. He was born September 3, 1931 in Vincennes the son of Herman O. and Golda Underwood Heinz. He was a graduate of Lincoln High School and began a 61 year career as a licensed plumber with H.G. Heinz. He served his country during the Korean War in the U.S. Army in the 82 Airborne as a paratrooper and returned to the business that he and his son now own. He married Betty Keller on September 27, 1952 and they made their life together for over 62 years. He was a member of St. John Catholic Church, the K of C, a former Cub Scout Master, he loved horses and he owned Whispering Pines Stables with several Registered Quarter Horses. He was a proud member of the American Quarter Horse Assn, a strong supporter of the Knox County 4-H and was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Betty Heinz, their children, Lucinda Heinz, of Vincennes, Herman A. �Tony� Heinz Jr., and his wife Lynnette of Vincennes, Michael Heinz, and his wife Donna of Jasper, Rose Heinz of Vincennes, Mark Heinz, and his wife Paula of Vincennes, Daniel Heinz, and his wife Vivian of Evansville, Kathy Garner, and her husband Dale of Vincennes and Patrick Heinz, and his wife Gina of Bridgeport, IL. His beloved grandchildren, Derek Heinz, Vanessa Heinz, Erik Heinz, Nathan Heinz, Joshua Heinz, Kristin Heinz, Craig Heinz, Nicholas Heinz, Melanie Heinz, Kristy Mayer, Chelsey Heinz, Christian Heinz, Justin Garner, Caleb Garner, Jordan Garner, Amber Fowler, Ashley Heinz and Justin Heinz. His great grandchildren, Caleb Heinz, Josie Heinz, Kaylie Mayer, Ethan Mayer, Layla Mayer, Jacob Garner, Max Garner, Baylee Garner, Ryan Garner, Coleman Garner, Kenna Garner, Draven Garner, Jarrod Devine and Lane Garner. His brothers and sister, Frank Heinz, and his wife Wanda of Largo FL, David Heinz, and his wife Sue of Parker, CO, John Heinz of Normal, IL and Regina Franck, and her husband George Franck M.D. of Winston-Salem, NC. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman O. and Golda Heinz, brothers, Robert Heinz, Raymond Heinz, Joseph Heinz, sister, Delores Lacy and a step great-grandson, Memphis Riker. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday February 21, 2015 at 11:00 AM at the St. John Catholic Church with Fr. David Fleck officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday February 20, 2015 from 5 to 7 PM at the Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home. Memorial contributions can be made in his memory to the St. John Catholic Church or to the Knox Co 4-H Horse and Pony Club