John Heintz (1924 - 2016)

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JACKSON CENTER — John W. Heintz, 91, of Jackson Center, joined the Heavenly Choir on July 5, 2016.

John was born Oct. 10, 1924, to Edward and Luella (Linker) Heintz. He married Marie Engel on April 22, 1951, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Moulton, Ohio.

John and Marie were blessed with four children, Patricia Brinkman, Washington Court House, Ohio, John (Laurie), Vincennes, Indiana, Marilyn (Dwight) Johnson and Linda Wilson, both of Jackson Center, Ohio; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, Kathi (Kevin) Brown, Molly and Madeline and Matthew (Courtney) Brinkman, both of Columbus, Ohio, Amanda (Seth) Rooney, Aidan and Ethan, Fishers, Indiana, and Brian Heintz, Vincennes, Indiana; and a special niece, Ann Fogt Bennett and family, Presque-Isle, Michigan.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Luella Heintz; brother and sister-in-law, Luther and Iva (Metz) Heintz; sister, Marie Heintz Fogt; sister and brother-in law Ruth and Arthur Lange, brothers-in-law Harold Engel and Elmer Wagner, and sister-in-law, Barbara Engel.

John was a dairy farmer in Montra and member of Grace Lutheran Church in Jackson Center. He sang in the choir, taught Sunday School, Catechism mentor, brotherhood member and served in many other capacities. John loved being a member of the Luther League in his youth.

John and Marie received the Century Farm Citation from the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. John was a member of the Ohio Dairy Producers Association and the Production Credit Board.

John was a very willing helper whose life was an expression of his love for his Lord. Never a night went by without devotions which he and Marie shared with children or friends who were present.

Pastor Kent Hollis will officiate a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 8, 2016, at Grace Lutheran Church, 607 S. Main St., Jackson Center. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Wapakoneta, Ohio.

Visitation will be Thursday, July 7, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church and one hour prior to the funeral on Friday.

Memorial Contributions may be given to Grace Lutheran Church, 607 S. Main St., Jackson Center, OH 45334 or Wilson Hospice, 1083 Farrington Drive, Sidney, OH 45365.

Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in Jackson Center and online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Jackson Center, OH 45334
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Published in Sidney Daily News from July 5 to July 7, 2016