Charles V. Heinemann, 59, of Tripoli, died Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo from complications of pneumonia.
Funeral Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 12, 2013, at Faith United Church of Christ in Tripoli with Rev. Marilyn J. Sargent officiating. Friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, January 11, 2013, at Rettig Funeral Home in Tripoli and for one hour preceding services at the church on Saturday. Burial will be at Fremont Cemetery, rural Tripoli. Memorials may be made in his name to the Tripoli Schools New Gymnasium Fund or to Faith United Church of Christ.
Charles Virgil, son of Lawrence and Delores Buls Heinemann, was born January 22, 1953, at Waterloo, Iowa. He was baptized and later confirmed on March 19, 1967, at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Siegel of rural Waverly. He was a 1971 graduate of Tripoli High School. On August 17, 1974, he was united in marriage with Linda Hills at Faith United Church of Christ in Tripoli. Chuck worked at Kramer-Crittenden Produce for a time, was a twenty-nine year employee of Sara Lee in New Hampton where he was the business agent of the B.C. & T. union, worked at Dick’s Petroleum of Tripoli, was a co-owner of the Hub Again, and recently enjoyed driving bus for Hawkeye Stages. He was a member of the Jaycees, retired after 20 years service with the Tripoli Volunteer Fire Department, was a member of the Wapsie Sportsmen’s Club, volunteered on the chain gang at Tripoli High School football games, especially loved being a line judge at the high school volleyball games, was a variety show participant, volunteered as an assistant coach of the boys basketball team, and was awarded a Friend of Education by the Tripoli Schools in 2006. He also enjoyed playing golf, bowling, softball, and his Saturday morning Schafskopf game.
In addition to his wife, Linda of Tripoli, Chuck is survived by two daughters, Jodi (Mike Morey) Heinemann of Sumner and Jill (Charlie) Nuss of Denver; five grandchildren, Katelynn and Conner Piehl, and Bailey, Jordan, and Tyler Nuss; his mother, Delores Heinemann of Tripoli; two brothers, Allen (Janelle) Heinemann of Sarasota, Florida and Lynn (April) Heinemann of New Lisbon, Wisconsin; and a sister-in-law, Jan Heinemann of Waverly.
He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers, Gene and Lowell.