WILLIAM “BILL” JOSEPH HEINZ, SR. 1920-2013
- WWII U.S. Army Veteran
- Member of Our Lady of Guadalupe
- Loving husband, father, brother and grandfather
William “Bill” Joseph Heinz, Sr., died October 28, 2013 at Fort Dodge. He was born on June 15, 1920 at Kinsley the son of Henry Joseph and Theresa (Kramer) Heinz, Sr..
Bill was a lifetime area resident. Mr. Heinz graduated from Kinsley High School in 1940. He married Juanita June Stinson on December 6, 1941 in Kinsley. She preceded him in death on November 25, 1995. Mr. Heinz served in the U.S. Army during WWII. After their marriage they lived in Kinsley for two years, then moved to Wichita and later moved to Dodge City in 1958. Bill was owner/operator of Heinz Trucking of Dodge City.
He was a longtime member of Our Lady of Guadalupe parish and attended St. Andrews Catholic Church in Wright.
Bill is survived by two sons, William J. Heinz, Jr., and Robert Heinz both of Dodge City; two daughters, Sheila Lampe of Dallas, Texas and Barbara Summers of Johnson; one brother, Ronald Heinz of Cheyenne Wells, CO; six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. In addition to his wife, Juanita, he is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Melvin Heinz and Jim Heinz; and two grandchildren, Darren Lampe and Christina Lampe-Krolsky.
Vigil service will be held at 7:00 P.M., on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at Swaim Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Friday, November 1, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. With Rev. Robert A. Schremmer presiding. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Dodge City with military rites by KSARNG Military Honors and Howard Gotschall Post #1714 V.F.W. Visitation will be at Swaim Funeral Home, Inc. on Thursday, October 31, 2013 from 12:00-8:00 P.M.. Memorials are suggested to Wounded Warrior Project in care of the funeral home. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at www.swaimfuneralhome.com