Donald Christian Heintz
of Harrison, Michigan passed away Saturday evening, June 23, 2012 at his residence with family at his side, age 80. Don was born January 21, 1932 in Lansing, Michigan the son of the late Henry and Flora (Bringold) Heintz. He was united in marriage to the former JoAnn Dexter on December 1, 1962 in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan; she survives him.
Don served in the United States Army
during the Korean War
. He was a member of the American Legion, Post 404, Loyal Order of the Moose, Harrison Lodge 2235 and International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 324. He owned and operated Don's Excavating and Clearing from 1978 to 1986. Don enjoyed hunting, fishing the Great Lakes and traveling all over the United States; he and JoAnn have managed to travel to every state. Don was an avid Detroit Tigers fan; he enjoyed everything about the game except for the manager of the team. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family; he went camping all over with his children. He never missed any of his children's sporting events as they were growing up. He was a great husband, father and grandfather and will be dearly missed.
Left to cherish Don's memory are his wife, JoAnn; children, Donna Ann Heintz of Seattle WA, Wayne and wife Beth Heintz of Gladwin and Dee and wife Sharon Heintz of Harrison, grandchildren; Mya Kia Rohrback of Seattle, WA, Lily and husband Terry Cattermole of Seattle, WA, Lee Heintz and Nathan Heintz both of Gladwin, Paul Heintz of Casper, WY, Peggy, Andy and Joe Heintz all of Harrison; nine great grandchildren; very dear nephew; Larry Geeting of AZ. Don was preceded in death by his parents; grandchild, Levi Christian Heintz; sister, Josephine Cornell; and brother, Raymond Heintz.
Memorial Services will be held Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 11 a.m. from Stocking Funeral Home, Inc. 165 W. Oak St., Harrison, MI with Chaplin Fred Hart officiating. A Family Gathering will be Tuesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. and again Wednesday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Private inurnment will take place in Greenwood Township Cemetery. Those planning a memorial contribution may wish to consider the Clare County Veterans Affairs. Those wishing to share an online condolence please visit: www.stockingfuneralhome.com