Dan Heinze, 90, of Jasper, died Thursday, September 19, 2013, at the Rose House in Port Arthur. He was born on March 7, 1923, in Houston, to Jessie Ustick Heinze and Dan Henry Heinze, Sr. Mr. Heinze enjoyed spending time in his vegetable garden. He will be remembered as an excellent mechanic and fondly known as Clean Hand Dan for his cleanliness. He served in the United States Army during World War II in the 42nd Engineer Construction Battalion in the Aleutian Islands where he developed a passion for flying. He retired from Stewart and Stevenson as a diesel mechanic after fifteen years of service. He is survived by his daughters, Pat Ickles and her husband, Dan, of Oak Ridge Grove North and Danell Adams and her husband, Jack F., of Nederland; grandchildren, Ginger Butler and her husband, Sam, of Post; Chris Ickles and his wife, Amber, of Amarillo; Kevin Ickles and his wife, Elizabeth, of Brenham; Dina Bordelon and her husband, Kyle, of Fannett; and Casey J. Adams of Nederland; great-grandchildren, MaKaylee Butler, Corban, Chloe, Olivia, Mattie, Kirsten and Bryce Ickles, Coy Adams, Kylee Bordelon; and brother, Wayne Heinze and his wife, Sue, of Buffalo Gap. He is preceded in death by his wife of sixty-six years, Doris Heinze; parents; brothers, Don and Lon Heinze and Edward and James Sumrall. Mr. Heinze's graveside service will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, September 23, 2013, at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, 101 Block Street, Port Neches, under the direction of Broussards, 505 12th Street, Nederland. Memorial contributions may be made to Texas Home Health Hospice 5683 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77706. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the entire staff at the Rose House; especially Daniel, Jocelyn and Kim. Complete and updated information may be found at broussards1889.com
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Sept. 22, 2013