Highland: Obituaries

Robert Heinritz Jr., 70

Robert Heinritz Jr.,
Robert Heinritz Jr.,

Robert G. Heinritz Jr., 70, of Highland died on Monday, Nov. 2, 2015 at Meridian Village in Glen Carbon.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7 at Richeson Funeral Home in Troy. A funeral service will immediately follow the visitation on Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Dennis Price officiating. Burial will be in Keystone Cemetery in St. Jacob.

He was born on Jan. 13, 1945 in St. Louis, Mo., to Robert G. Heinritz Sr. and Loubelle (Wood) Clemans. He married Linda L.Widicus, and she survives in Highland.

Mr. Heinritz attended Troy United Methodist Church. He served his country in the United States Air Force, Missouri Air National Guard during the Vietnam era.

He was an active member of the NRA and a defender of Second Amendment rights, and he a member of the Highland Pistol and Rifle Club.

He was also an avid reader and historian and a member of the Bar Association and Sons of the American Revolution.

Mr. Heinritz was an enthusiastic RV traveler, starting at age of 6. He was always ready and willing for a new adventure.

He loved his family more than life.

Also surviving are his step-children, Thomas Kionka of Charlotte, N.C., David Kionka of Phoenix, Ariz., Jeffrey Pauk of Edwardsville, Meridith Lee of Castle Rock, Colo., Diana Lyle of Florissant, Mo., and Jennifer Norton of Cambridge, Mass.; step-grandchildren, Misha, Ashley, Rachel and Margaret Lee, Thomas, Maggie, Eliza and Daniel Pauk and Maxton Norton; and his step-mother, Dana Heinritz of Glen Carbon.

He was preceded in death by his parents; step-father, Kermit Clemans; and a granddaughter, Rachel Anne Foe Pauk.

Memorials may be made to the NRA, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030 or St. Louis Symphony, 718 North Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63103.