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Gordon H. Heinks – Obituary

Name: Gordon H. Heinks

Age: 75

Born: 06-07-1941

Died: 05-01-2017

Daniel Funeral Home, Clearwater, Minnesota

Clearwater United Methodist Church, Clearwater, Minnesota

Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Clearwater United Methodist Church in Clearwater, MN for Gordon Henry Heinks, age 75 of Clearwater, who died on Monday, May 1, 2017 at Quiet Oaks Hospice in St. Augusta, MN. Pastor Ken Felska of Clearwater United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery at Clearwater with Military Rites being conducted at the cemetery by Clearwater American Legion Post #323. Visitation will be from 4 P.M. to 8 P.M. on Friday, May 5, 2017 at the Daniel Funeral Home in Clearwater and one hour prior to the services on Saturday at the church.

Gordon was born on June 7, 1941 in Maynard, MN the son of Henry and Katie (Randt) Heinks. He grew up in rural Maynard on the family farm and graduated from Maynard High School in 1959. He then enlisted into the U.S. Navy on May 28, 1959. He was united in marriage to Margaret Rethwill on November 18, 1961 in LeSueur, MN at the Methodist Church. He was honorably discharged on June 6, 1962. Gordon and Margaret then returned to Minnesota, and lived in Mankato where he began his career as an auto mechanic. In 1965, they moved to St. Cloud, MN, where Gordon went to work for Eich Motors as a mechanic. In 1968, Gordon and his family moved to Clearwater, MN. He continued to work for Eich Motors until his retirement in 2000. Clearwater has been his home since that time.

He was a member of the Clearwater United Methodist Church. He loved to fish, hunt, go on camping trips, radio control air planes, and was a trustee and a very active member of his church, helping in numerous ways. Gordy could fix just about anything.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son Gary, and two brothers, John and Harm.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Margaret of Clearwater, three sons, Michael (Jane) of New Brighton, MN, Jeffrey (Dana Johnson) of Clearwater, and James (Nataliya) of St. Cloud, MN, seven grandchildren, Helen, Mary, Henry, Harrison, Avery, Alexander, and Antonia, one sister Ethel (John) Freese of Maynard, MN, two sisters in law, Mildred and Wilma Heinks, nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Guestbook for Gordon H. Heinks

Matt Brunner
, Friend of Jeff
May 8, 2017, 2:11 am
Sorry for your loss, we will keep your family in our prayers.
James Randt
, cousin
May 6, 2017, 3:46 am
So sorry to hear of Gordy's passing....May God be with you now and always..
Dennis Mathewson
, Friend
May 5, 2017, 12:48 am
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Recently I lost my dear mother, and found great comfort in the Holy Bible, like at Isaiah 25 verse 8 - "The Sovereign Lord will swallow up death forever, and wipe away the tears from all faces." Also at Revelation 21 verse 4, we find God's promise to remove both pain and death. For more comfort, I turn to the website at: www.jw.org (Search: Comfort)
Sharon (Smith) Hilbrands
, Friend
May 3, 2017, 4:35 pm
So sorry folks. I remember Gordies train that his parnets gave him when he was young and also the little white dog even though I cannot remember his name, I knew he could dance on two feet. I remember when we moved to Montevideo, I asked Mom if I could ride home with Gordy and she said that I was home. That was the first time I knew we had moved. I don't know if my folks didn't tell me or if it didn't register. I remember one time also when Ethel drove to school and got Gordy so we could play. He had to read to her before we could play and he was really glad to get that over with. Take care. Sharon

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