Charles William “Chuck” Heinlein Sr. 83, of Kansas, passed away at 11:40 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, at his residence. He was retired after a 45-year-long career as an aircraft mechanic …
Charles William “Chuck” Heinlein Sr. 83, of Kansas, passed away at 11:40 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, at his residence. He was retired after a 45-year-long career as an aircraft mechanic where he had operated a small plane and wing repair business.
The family will host a memorial service celebrating his life at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Paris. Visitation is from 1 p.m. until the service time Saturday at the church. Templeton Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.
Mr. Heinlein was born July 27, 1936, at Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of the late Harvey Charles and Lucille O’Neil Heinlein. He married Patricia McKenzie May 14, 1955, at Cincinnati, and she survives.
Other survivors include four children, Doris (Irv) Bottom of Largo, Fla., Chuck (Lorraine) Heinlein Jr. of Mattoon, Dennis (Roxana) Heinlein of Ashmore and Jon (Sophie) Heinlein of Round Lake; a brother, Donald (Kay) Heinlein of Anaheim, Calif.; 10 grandchildren, Heather (Jason) Rieck, Christopher Bottom, Miranda Shepherd, Aaron (Cassandra) Heinlein, Jesse (Candace) Shepherd, Amanda (Michael) Pullen, Lindsey (Tyler Jackson) Heinlein, Samantha Heinlein, Suzanne Heinlein and Selena Heinlein; and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Joel Heinlein.
Mr. Heinlein was an avid model train collector and was a member of several model train clubs. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren loved to visit his train rooms, even though he was the only one who got to be the conductor. Many local grade school children enjoyed being able to take field trips to see his trains.
Memorial donations be made to Worldwide Work of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Online condolences available at www.TempletonFuneralHome.com.