Richard S. Heinzen, 98

Richard. S Heinzen, age 98, of Cross Lake, passed away peacefully Sunday March 22, 2015, at Lake Ridge Care Center in Buffalo.

A celebration of Richard’s life will take place at the Cross Lake Legion, Cross Lake, Saturday, May 16 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Richard was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather, and will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

He always had a twinkle in his eye, a smile on his face, and a great sense of humor; and he loved to tell jokes and make everyone smile.

Richard enjoyed living up North in his retirement years, and loved his Cross Lake friends like they were his family.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; and granddaughter, Nicole.

Richard will be missed by his son, Michael Heinzen (Audrey); daughter, Marcia (Tom) Plotnik; brother Ray Heinzen (Harriet); grandchildren Brandon (Sue) Heinzen, Megan (Mark) Kuzinski, Jessica (Jason) Holmer, Heather (Tim) Vanderlinde, and Ryan Plotnik; great-grandchildren Kylee, Jake, Emma, Jonah, Landon, Claire, Natalie, and Nick; and many friends.

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