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Obituary: Walter Charles Heinz

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Walter Charles Heinz

1921 ~ 2008

Walt passed away Mon, Apr. 21, 2008 with his wife at his side.Born Sept. 17, 1921, Omaha, NB to Walter and Alta Violet Byers Heinz. Both preceded him in death and younger brother, Harold.

Moved to Salt Lake City in 1937 where he graduated from East High in 1938. Married Berniece Lund-gren, an exemplary companion, June 1, 1943; later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple.

She survives with children, David (Linda) Heinz, Kathy Chapman; grandchildren, Timothy (Carlyn) Heinz, Cristina (Stuart) Leslie, John Chapman, Jennifer (Andrew) Kent, and Gabrielle Holton, and great grandchildren Morgan, Alex and Isaac Leslie, and Taedon Kent.

Walt served in the US Navy in World War II. After his release he graduated from the U of U as an electrical engineer and spent 37 years as an Application Engineer with General Electric. Retired in 1985. An active member of the LDS Church serving in many callings, including bishop and scoutmaster, Walt's last years were very special, serving as a Jordan River Temple veil worker.

He loved to reflect on past experiences because he loved life and loved remembering the good times. He was a people person. He loved being involved with sports, whether it was coaching, playing or sometimes vocal bystander. Walt said the past is done learn from it enjoy it and look forward to new sweet and enjoyable experiences. He's looking forward to reunions with deceased parents, friends, and relatives while he waits for the rest of us to join with him. It's been a hard but a good life and Walt appreciates the responsibilities and the rewards derived.

Many thanks to all the friends who have been so supportive and for Hospice of Utah for their kind and caring help.

Funeral services will be held Sat, April 26, at 11 a.m. at the Cottonwood Stake Center, 1830 E. 6400 So. A visitation will be held Fri. from 6-8 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary, 1950 E. 10600 So. and Sat. at the ward from 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Online condolences at www.larkincares.com