Duane H. Heintz
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Duane H. Heintz, age 61, of Crystal Lake, Illinois, died Monday, March 2, 2009 at his home.
He was born December 3, 1947 in Cambridge, Iowa, to Wayne H. and Nete Mae (Rosburg) Heintz. On October 5, 1995, he married Nancy L. Dorsett in Chicago.
Duane was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was the president and owner of McNerney Heintz Incorporated.
He enjoyed camping, vegetable gardening, golf, traveling, rehabbing homes and spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include his wife Nancy of Crystal Lake; a son Christopher (Roberta) Heintz of Barrington, Ill.; a daughter Cortney (Chris) Adams of Naperville, Ill.; three grandchildren; his mother Nete Mae Heintz of Cambridge; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Janet and George Dorsett of Elgin, Ill. and a sister, Barb (Wayne) Cline of Slater, Ia.
He was preceded in death by his father, Wayne Heintz, and a brother, Randy Heintz.
Visitation will be Thursday, March 5, from 6-8 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Dr, McHenry, where services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. Rev. Roger Schneider officiating. Interment will be in River Valley Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to the family to establish a memorial fund in Duane's name.

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Published in Tri-County Times from Mar. 5 to Mar. 12, 2009.
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August 11, 2009
Duane and I were finance students and ROTC Cadets at Iowa State University. Duane was always the better student and got his assignment to the Army Finance Corps before I did. I met with Duane when we were on active duty and he was stationed at Walter Read Army Hospital. He was a great college friend and a good Army Officer. We talked the last time several years ago. I am sorry to hear he is gone.

Bill Cocklin
Iowa State 1970
Capt. U.S. Army Finance Corp. (1971-1973)
August 8, 2009
I am sorry to hear of Duane's passing. I am also sorry I just learned of his passing a few days ago. I offer my condolences and well wishes to his family and all those who knew him. I had the privilege of working for Duane, Charlie, and Bob G., in the early 90's which (in looking back) was a great time for me. I learned a lot at MH and all my memories are of the fun I had hanging out with all the folks in the Barrington office. My prayer for everyone is that we all come to know the Lord Jesus before our time comes to an end.
Jack Robinson
July 1, 2009
I am so very saddened to learn of Duane's passing. Over the course of a career, it is rare that one has the pleasure and privilege to work with an entire team of folks with great intelligence, creativity, passion, and compassion. I was fortunate to experience such at McNerney Heintz, and the credit for the assemblance of that team belongs solely to Duane Heintz. He was a great mentor; I still strive to use all that I learned from him. Peace to Nancy and family.
Toietta Dixon
March 11, 2009
I was saddened to hear of Duane's passing. He was an inspiration to me and all those he met. I had the pleasure of working for him in the late 80s (McNerney Heintz). My sympathies to his family and friends.
Ginny Davy
March 11, 2009
Duane will be missed by all who knew him. He will be remebered always as a kind and sincere person who surrounded himself with great people of great character. His leadership taught us all how people really make it work. I was blessed to be a part of his life and the people he surrounded himself with. Thank you Duane. All our blessings to Nancy and family. God bless.
Bill Wachs
March 10, 2009
I worked with Duane at the Iowa Hospital Association in the 1970s. He was a great friend and one of the smartest people I ever knew.
Ken Johnson
March 5, 2009
I am deeply saddened to learn of Duane's untimely passing. Duane's legacy was in his generousity, kindness and genuine interest in the lives of everyone he met. I was so very blessed to have been able to work for him along with people with his same qualities like Charlie Page, Nancy Hendrickson, Nancy Dorsett, Sherry Osterhaus, Craig Allen and others during my time at McNerney Heintz. Duane's influence on me was that to be successful professionally you are not required to sacrifice your soul or integrity and you can be true to yourself and your ideals. My deepest sympathies go out to Nancy, his children and his closest friends.
Robert Tock
March 5, 2009
Duane was a person who has inspired, mentored, and taught us all how to live life, both professionally and personally, with dignity and integrity. I have never met anyone who was as generous, caring, fair and compassionate about the work he did and the people he met. His flame lives on in all those who have know him.
Charlie Page
March 4, 2009
I am saddened by the news of Duane's passing. Duane allowed me to represent his company on assignments that other CEO's would have never taken the chance on. He always had time for a visit, usually with several glasses of good wine, and a story. If you made a mistake, he would laugh about it, ask you "did you learn anything?", and then tell you to let it go! Of course he would then look over the top of his glasses and laughingly tell you, " try not to screw up the same way twice!" He was a great man and his and Tom Press' influence on my career has been uncalculatable. McNerney Heintz, Inc., and Duane H. Heintz will forever be a part of me.
My prayers are with Nancy and his family. God Bless,

Jon S Honsey
Jon Honsey
March 4, 2009
I am so very sorry to hear about your loss of Duane. He will forever be remembered as a wonderful man with an irreplaceable spirit. I enjoyed my brief time caring for him. I wish you and your family many days of peace to come soon. He is with his heavenly Father, no doubt you WILL see him again! Love and thoughts are with you..sunday lynch (hygienist at Dr. Rice)
sunday lynch
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