In Memory of Dorothy Heintz

October 11, 1924 - December 9, 2018

Dorothy Elaine Heintz, 94, of Turtle Lake, passed away peacefully the morning of Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Willow Ridge Healthcare. She was born October 11, 1924 in Turtle Lake to Louis and Ottillia (Franzke) King, graduating from Turtle Lake High School in 1942. Dorothy enlisted in the Womens' Army Corps in 1944 and served 2 years during WWII in Kentucky and Indiana as a Motor Vehicle Operator and a mail clerk.

She was married in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Almena on September 23, 1948 to Theodore Heintz. Together they owned and operated the Standard Oil agency in Turtle Lake and raised 5 children. In 1976 they founded Heintz Oil Company, with locations across Polk and Barron Counties. She and Ted traveled for both business and pleasure to Hawaii, Europe and throughout the U.S. Dorothy was an avid card player, baked incredible pies and enjoyed her riding lawn mower, but her greatest joys were found in time spent with her family. 

She is survived by her children: Steven (Sandy) Heintz of Turtle Lake, Stanley (Marta) Heintz of Amery, Sharlene (Jerry) Beamer of Turtle Lake, Sandra Hall of Almena and Karen Heintz of Minneapolis; 11 grandchildren: Ginger (Tim), Georgia (Tony), Greta (Aaron), Chad, Libby (Matt), Lindsey (Ryan), David (Gwen), Michael (Jess), Ian (Sarah), Megan (Edgar) and Casha; great grandchildren: Kaelyn, Lauren, Remington, Mason, Scarlett, Tanner, Collin, Brooke, TJ and Payton; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by siblings: Alex King, Evelyn Gasper, Elsie Todd, Ervin King, Helen Krolsick, Harry King and Fred King. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, December 13, 2018 at St Ann Catholic Church - Turtle Lake with Father Gene Murphy officiating and burial to follow at St. Ann Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded. Serving as pallbearers are David Lamont, Michael Lamont, Chad Heintz, Ginger Heintz, Ian Hall and Casha Heintz. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Wednesday at the Skinner Funeral Home in Turtle Lake and for 1 hour prior to the Mass on Thursday at the church.

There will be a time for sharing and reflections at 5:30 on Wednesday evening at the funeral home.

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