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Howard Heinze

d. March 29, 2010


Howard Francis Heinze, age 87, of Kahoka, MO, died Monday, March 29, 2010 at his daughter's home in West Burlington, IA.

Howard was born June 14, 1922 on the family farm south of Kahoka, the son of Walter and Bertha Hamner Heinze.

He graduated from Kahoka High School in 1940 and farmed until being drafted into the Army in 1944 where he served until 1946, attaining the rank of Staff Sgt. He returned to farming in Clark Co., and on January 5, 1954, was united in marriage to Elizabeth A. Jesberg at the Presbyterian Church in Alexandria, MO.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Elizabeth, currently residing with her daughter and son-in-law in West Burlington, IA; a son, Leslie Heinze and his wife, Arlene, of Kahoka, MO; two daughters, Joyce Taeger and her husband, Jeffrey, of West Burlington, IA and Marlene Spory and her husband, Keith, of Edina, MO; eight grandchildren: Matthew (Holly) Heinze of Kahoka, MO, Christina (James) Shanks of Grimes, IA, Ann (Jake) Bonner of Marion, IA, Luke (Amber) Taeger of West Des Moines, IA, Andrew Taeger of West Burlington, IA, Seth Spory and Phillip Spory, both of Edina, MO and Casey (Jerred) Head of Wentzville, MO; five great-

grandchildren: Clayton and Lauryn Heinze of Kahoka, MO, Kaylee and Alexia Shanks of Grimes, IA, and Miley Head of Wentzville, MO; two sisters, Ethel Lillard and Mary Garrels and her husband, Joe, all of Kahoka, MO; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law: Doris and Bob Eddleman and Twila Horter, all of Kahoka, MO; as well as nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers-in-law and sister-in-law: Leroy Lillard, Stanley Horter, and Roscoe and Betty Boltz.

Howard was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul United Church of Christ where he had served on the consistory on several occasions and as president. He also served on the Pastoral Call Committee, was active on the Christian Board of Education acting as superintendent, treasurer, as assistant Sunday School Teacher and member of the Adult Sunday School Class.

Howard actively served on the St. Paul Cemetery Board and was a member of the former Men's Brotherhood.

He served his community as a member and treasurer of the Star School Board, former MFA Oil board member, and Industrial Opportunities Workshop former Vice-President and board member. Howards main love was his church and his family.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 2, 2010 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Kahoka with Rev. Kenneth Beckmann officiating.

Burial with military rites will follow in the St. Paul Cemetery.

Friends may call after 9 a.m. Thursday at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to the St. Paul United Church of Christ Cemetery Fund.

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