WESTBROOK, Minnesota (STPNS) -- William “Bill” Heinrich

Funeral services for William “Bill” O. Heinrich were held Thursday, May 22, 2014 at the Walnut Grove Funeral Home.   Burial was in Gales Township Cemetery.  Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com.  

    William, 74, of Walnut Grove died Monday, May 19, 2014 at the VA Hospital in Sioux Falls.  

    William Heinrich was born August 24, 1939 in Avoca, Minnesota to Otto and Jennie (Duinkerken) Heinrich.  On June 30, 1962 he married Shirley Flesner at Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Tracy, Minnesota.  Bill served his country in the Air Force, and later joined the Walnut Grove American Legion.  He was very creative and resourceful, and enjoyed helping people with anything and everything.  Bill loved being outdoors, gardening, making salsa, and having garage sales.  He enjoyed playing games and cards with family and friends uptown; Pinochle and Buck Euchre being a couple of his favorites.  Bill had an unforgettable smile; he was always smiling and fun-natured.  His family was very important to him; he loved spending time with his wife, sons, grandchildren, and great grandson.  

    Survivors include his wife Shirley of Walnut Grove; sons Todd of Walnut Grove and Rick (Angel) of Inver Grove Heights; grandchildren: Jennifer Heinrich, Jordan (Erin Vosberg) Heinrich, and Jennae Heinrich; and great grandson Keaton.  He is also survived by his siblings: Dorothy Nelson, Adeline Johnson, Darlene Smith, Betty Sturm, Robert Heinrich, Donald (Randy) Heinrich, Frank (Lee) Heinrich, Greg (Melodie) Heinrich, and Roxie Heinrich; and many nieces and nephews.  

    Preceding him in death were his parents.