Frank Anthony Heinzler, 89, of Marshall, MO, passed on to eternal life on Sunday, October 19, 2008, in Marshall. He was the son of Edward H. Heinzler and Mathilda Hagedorn Heinzler. Frank was named after his uncle, Judge Frank Heinzler of Gilliam, MO. Frank was one of twelve children. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Raphael, Thomas, Andrew, Joseph and Lavern Heinzler and his sister, Mary Lee Cook. Frank is survived by brothers, Eugene Heinzler, Robert Heinzler and wife, Millie, Carl Heinzler and wife, Edythe, Jim Heinzler, sister, Alberta Dierking and numerous nieces and nephews.
Frank married his high school sweetheart, Lucille E. West, on September 19, 1942. She died on June 23, 1974. Their daughters, Jane Weiland and husband, Patrick Weiland, Ann Heinzler and husband, Neale Sowers; grandchildren, Patrick and Rebecca Sowers; and great-grandchildren, Jayden and Josiah Sowers survive.
Surviving also is Frank's wife, Ruth Ann Hayob Heinzler of the home. They were married on October 4, 1975. Surviving are Ruth Ann's children, David and wife, Liz, Tom Hayob, Mike Hayob, and Margaret Drennan and husband, Tim; and grandchildren, Taylor and Rachel Drennan, Trent, Thomas, Lexi and Lindsey Hayob.
Frank graduated from Mercy Academy. He was the business partner of his brothers, Lavern and Andrew in Heinzler Brothers' Blacksmith and Welding in Marshall. Frank retired in 1980 along with his brother, Lavern. He was an active member of St. Peter Catholic Church, a 4th Degree member of Knights of Columbus Council 876 in Marshall, and Marshall Park Board member from 1950 to 1980. He held the board offices of president, secretary and treasurer. Frank was also a member of the Marshall Chamber of Commerce. He served the Chamber as the treasurer and as a member of the board of directors. Frank was an avid golfer and spent many enjoyable days and evenings playing golf at Indian Foothills Golf Course. Frank will truly be missed by his family and many friends. The family would like to thank the staff at The Living Center, the staff at Fitzgibbon Hospital and his doctors for the excellent care that Frank received in the last months of his life.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 24, 2008, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Marshall. Prayer service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall with visitation following from 7 to 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to St. Peter Catholic Church or to the Little Sisters of the Poor in Kansas City, MO. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
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