Frank Heintz, formerly of Glenella, MB, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away peacefully on April 13, 2021, at the age of 95.
Dad was born March 26, 1926, on the family farm just north of Glenella to Charles and Christina Heintz. Dad completed his schooling at Goodland School. In 1947 He left Glenella to seek his fortune. He worked in Winnipeg and Ontario before settling in northern Alberta, working in heavy construction, building roads. This is where he met and married our Mom, Shirley. They moved back to Glenella in 1963 to take over the family farm and eventually purchasing and operating the Glenella Transfer trucking business. In 1981 Dad & Mom moved to the town of Glenella after selling the farm and trucking firm.
Dad & Mom worked tirelessly on many community projects. The Glenella Sports Arena, municipal water system for the town and cooperative gas station were a few. They were very involved with the United Church in Glenella, serving on the board for many years. They enjoyed a rich social life with many friends and family gatherings. The pig roasts and card playing evenings were well known in the area. When Dad & Mom retired, they spent their winters in Weslaco, Texas.
After Mom passed away in 2009, Dad moved to Winnipeg to be closer to “the kids”. Later moving to an assisted living facility in Niverville for several years before Third Crossing Manor in Gladstone, where he remained until his passing.
Dad was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Shirley; his daughter, Gail; his parents Charlie and Christina Heintz; and his siblings, Lena, Chris & Katie. He leaves to mourn his passing, children Duane (Joan), David, Dianna (Gerry), Brian & Barbara (Dale); his 13 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and his sister Lillian Dewar.
Due to COVID restrictions there will be a private family graveside service at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Frank’s memory to the Glenella United Church,
Box 147 Glenella, MB R0J 0V0.
Glenella United Church
Box 147, Glenella MB R0J 0V0