William R. Heintz Jr., age 72, of Ringwood, died Sunday, December 27, 2015, at his residence. He was born June 11, 1943, in Chicago, to William R. And Gladys (Sullivan) Heintz.
William proudly served in the U.S. Air Force, and later became a small plane pilot. He was an active member of the Polish Legion of American Veterans. In his younger years, he raced cars at Ohare Airport. He was an avid collector of many things and enjoyed “tinkering” with everything. Among other hobbies, William loved snowmobiling, golfing, and boating.
William is survived by his two sons, Ryan Heintz, Kevin (Holly) Heintz; two grandchildren, Mila and Nolan; and his brother Richard K. (Jane) Heintz.
In addition to his parents, William is preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Heintz.
Friends and neighbors may gather from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, January 10, 2016, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. The funeral service will be 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Inurnment will be in Windridge Memorial Park in Cary, IL.
For those wishing to send an expression of sympathy, his family suggests memorials to the Fisher House at www.fisherhouse.org.
For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for his family.