Lavern E. Heinzler, 89, of Marshall, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2004, at Mar-Saline Manor in Marshall.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 6, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Marshall. Father David Buescher will officiate. Prayer service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be James G. Heinzler, Steve Heinzler, Jerry Heinzler, Ted Heinzler, Ed Hightower and John Angelhow. Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Weislocher, Bill Alley, Reuben Baril, Raymond C. Ritchey and Wallace Dierking. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Resurrection Cemetery in Jefferson City. Memorials are suggested to the family's choice.
Born Dec. 17, 1914, in Slater, he was the son of the late Edward H. Heinzler and Mathilda Elizabeth Hagedorn Heinzler. On Jan. 21, 1966, he married Lucille Hudson Freeman, who preceded him in death April 6, 1986. He had lived in Marshall most of his life and was co-owner/operator of Heinzler Brothers in Marshall. He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church and a 3rd degree member of Knights of Columbus Council 876. He was a U.S. navy veteran of World War II and a Pearl Harbor survivor. He was a member of V.F.W. Post 2646, serving as past commander, American Legion Post 191, and the Pearl Harbor Survivors Group. He was also a member of several local bridge clubs.
Survivors include five brothers, Frank Heinzler of Marshall, Gene Heinzler of Marshall, Bob Heinzler of Santa Maria, Calif., Carl Heinzler of Yuba City, Calif., and Jim Heinzler of Marshall; two sisters, Alberta Dierking of Marshall and Mary Lee Cook of Sweet Springs; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Raphael Heinzler and Tommy Heinzler in infancy, Andy Heinzler and Joe Heinzler.