Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for David M. Heinzen, 84, a resident of Bettendorf, will be 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 3, 2010 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 4097 18th Street, Bettendorf.
Private family burial will take place in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 9:30-10:45 a.m. at the church. Mr. Heinzen died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010 at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf, following a brief illness. Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
David Matthew Heinzen was born on March 13, 1926 in Evanston, Ill., a son of Matthew and Helen (Uttenruther) Heinzen. He was united in marriage to Joanne Barenbrugge on April 24, 1948 in Wilmette, Ill. They shared over 62 years of marriage.
Dave worked for Nabisco for over 43 years. His career with Nabisco took him from Chicago to Springfield to Rock Island, and finally to Minneapolis, where he retired in 1985 as sales manager.
Dave and Joanne were members of St. John Vianney Catholic Church and formerly St. Anthony’s where Dave served on the parish council and as a Eucharistic minister.
Every year, Dave and his son, Russ rented a cabin up in Minnesota, where they spent time fishing. Their annual trip was planned for September of this year. Dave also enjoyed playing golf, hunting and reading, and he was constantly digging around in his yard. Dave and Joanne also enjoyed wintering in Florida.
Dave was genuinely a good man. He would become upset when someone would speak ill of anyone. He had a big heart and cherished the time he spent with his family. He was a loving husband, father, and grandpa, and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House or St. John Vianney Catholic Church.
David is survived by his loving wife, Joanne, Bettendorf; a daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Mike Hagen, Davenport; a son, Russ Heinzen, Shoreview, Minn.; grandchildren, Michael Hagen, Ottumwa, Leigh Ann Hagen, Rockville, Md., Stephanie and Jessica Heinzen; and a sister, Joanne Frake, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents. Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting Mr. Heinzen’s obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.