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Donald J. Heine of Hampshire Donald J. Heine, 56, passed away suddenly Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at Provena-St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin. He was born Dec. 24, 1955, in Elgin, the son of Howard and Marie (nee Curin) Heine. He was a 1974 graduate of Hampshire High School, where he excelled in athletics. He married Nancy J. Papke on June 11, 1977, in Rochelle. Don farmed all his life and had also been employed at Buck Bros. in Hampshire as a mechanic for the past 24 years. He was a proud father and very supportive of his children's activities. He had helped coach youth basketball and was always willing to lend a hand. He will be deeply missed. Surviving are his wife, Nancy; children, James Heine of Hampshire, Jacqueline Heine of Oak Lawn, Melissa Heine of Hampshire and Christina Heine at St. Xavier University in Chicago; siblings, Vernon (Kris) Heine of Eagan, MN, David (Margaret) Heine of Fullerton, CA, Marilyn (Robert) Becker of Hampshire and Barbara Heine of McHenry; and many nieces, nephews and good friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at the St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 43W301 Plank Road, Hampshire, with Pastor Gerhard Mau officiating. Burial will be in the North Plato Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the church and will continue on Thursday morning, from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service. Memorial contributions in Don's name may be made to the Hampshire High School Booster Club, c/o Fredrick Funeral Home, P.O. Box 445, Hampshire, IL 60140. For information, call 847-683-2711.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Sept. 25, 2012
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