Heinze, Thomas

Thomas L. Heinze, 77, formerly of Napoleon and Fayette, Ohio, died Aug. 15, 2019, at Oak Grove Healthcare Center in Deshler, Ohio.

He was born Feb. 1, 1942, in Bowling Green, Ohio, one of 14 children born to  Fred and Anna (Brunthaver) Heinze.

Tom enlisted as a member of the United States Army in 1959 and served during the Cold War until his discharge in 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis. After his return to civilian life, he worked at a factory that manufactured air compressors. Tom was Catholic by faith.

He is survived by three sons, Christopher of Ney, Ohio, Thomas P. of Fremont, Ohio, and Mark of Ayersville, Ohio; three brothers, John, Dick and Don Heinze; six grandchildren, Matt, Mike, Rebecca, Brianna, Katelyn and Jack; and one great-grandson, Elliot.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his youngest son, Kevin A. Heinze; 10 siblings; and a grandson, Luke.

A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Fayette, with Father Stephen Stanbery presiding. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. Visitation will proceed the mass from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church. Arrangements were made with Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette.