Frankie Carl Heinzmann

UNIVERSAL CITY, Texas — Frankie Carl Heinzmann, 68, of Universal City, Texas, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017.

Visitation for family and friends was held at Schertz Funeral Home in Schertz, Texas, from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, with Eastern Star and Masonic ceremonies at 7 p.m. A celebration of life ceremony was held at Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, with the Rev. Dr. Richard Kreutzer officiating. Interment followed at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mr. Heinzmann was born in Breese, Ill., on Sept. 25, 1949, a son of Carl and Helen Cherry Heinzmann of Carlyle, Ill. He married Terisa Darlene Reichart on Aug. 29, 1970, at the Eusebia Presbyterian Church in Sevierville, Tenn.

Mr. Heinzmann earned his bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University and master’s degree from the University of Illinois. He worked as a federal civilian employee at Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul and Randolph Air Force Base for 34 years. He retired in 2006 to enjoy family and friends, gardening, working with computers and genealogy, singing in church choir, practicing at the shooting range and volunteering as a tax-aide.

Mr. Heinzmann was a serving elder of the Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church, a past master of Paxton Masonic Lodge No. 416, a member of Randolph Lodge No. 1268, AF & AM, a past worthy patron of Schertz Chapter No. 911 of the Order of the Eastern Star, a member of the Mohammed Shriners, and a Scottish Rite of Danville and Mt. Olivet Commandery No. 38 Knights Templar of Paxton.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 47 years, Terisa Darlene Heinzmann; his devoted children, Carl and wife Leslie Heinzmann of New Braunfels, Texas, Amanda and husband Chris Iacovino of San Antonio, Texas, and Kenneth and wife Theresa Heinzmann of San Antonio, Texas; a sister, Phyllis Ann Johnson of Ridgewood, N.J.; his grandchildren, Amanda and husband Joshua, Magen and husband Mark, Brandon, Natalie and future grandson; and his great-grandchildren, Willow, William, Paige, Elora, Frankie and Luke.

In honor of Mr. Heinzmann’s memory, donations may be made to Shriner’s Hospitals for Children at, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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