Fridolin “Fritz” Heinecke, age 91, passed away at Serenity Villa on Wednesday July 24th, 2019. Fritz was born on August 5th, 1927 in Nenno, Wisconsin to Phillip and Mathilda (nee Zimmel) Heinecke.
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Fritz and Agnes were married on September 30th, 1950. They had 7 boys which presented many challenges which they faced together without issue but used love, and a firm hand.
Fritz started as a hired hand on farms at a young age, then worked for Dairy land Seed for a number of years before becoming a self-employed carpenter which was truly became a Master Carpenter which he learned from his father and then past the many skills to his sons. If you ever worked with him you could rest assured it was done correct and made to last.
In his later years he started raising grapes, then developed his wine making skills which like his carpenter skills he was spot on. Agnes and Fritz enjoyed taking day trips by bus to the casino to break the monotony and tried their luck. Agnes always seem to have better luck.
Fritz is survived by his seven sons: Steve (Karen), Richard (Linda), Gary (Janet), Mark (Lori), Phillip (Kerry), Kevin (Sandie), and Gene (Dawn) Heinecke; 25 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
Fritz is preceded in death by his wife Agnes, his parents, two granddaughters and a great granddaughter. Four brothers: Christian Heinecke, Philip Heinecke, Walter Heinecke and Joe Heinecke, six sisters: Theckla Boden, Delores Heinecke, Malinda Heinecke, Gladys Reckor, Marcella Sullivan, and Irene Jacak.
The family would like to thank the staff at Serenity Villa at Slinger for extra attention they provided for our father to make him welcome and comfortable. Also, the staff from Horizon Hospice for making his last few weeks comfortable.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, July 30th at St Lawrence Parish (4886 Highway 175, Hartford, WI) with Father Richard Stoffel presiding. Visitation will be held at the church from 9:30 until 11:15 AM. Interment will be at St. Anthony Cemetery after Mass at 1PM.