William Alois Heinecke
William Alois Heinecke, age 89, of Quincy, died on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 in Bickford of Quincy. He was born on September 19, 1930, the son of Elmer John and Reva Irene (Coleman) Heinecke. Bill married Joyce Ann Hoffman on December 5, 1970 in Quincy, IL.
Bill served his country in the Air Force from 1950-1954. He was a production manager for Electric Wheel, Quincy, IL, Firestone, Abilene, KS and Brierton Engineering, Abilene, KS. Bill retired in 1995.
Bill loved his family and took pride in caring for them. He enjoyed spending time outside including planting and the fruits of a garden. Painting a house or a fence was another avenue for him to relax. He once used 40 gallons of paint to single-handedly paint his two-story duplex. Music was his ultimate tool for relaxation. Even at the end, he was found to be moving his foot to the beat of his favorite band.
Bill is survived by his children: Mark (Cindy) Heinecke, Abilene, KS, Philip (Charlene) Heinecke, Brooksville, FL, Jill (Dave) Norton (Scruby), Topeka, KS and Jim (Kelly) Scruby, Grove, OK.
One sister: Joan Tieken, Quincy, IL; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren and other relatives also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Reva Heinecke; his wife, Joyce Heinecke, and sons, Roger Heinecke and William "Billy" Heinecke.
Due to COVID restrictions, a memorial gathering in Quincy and graveside services in Abilene will take place at later dates.
Memorials may be made to the Roger K. Heinecke Memorial Scholarship or Bickford of Quincy (Memory Care Unit).
- My thoughts go out to my cousins Mark and Philip. Your Dad loved you very much.
- My thoughts and love go to the Heinecke family. He was my husband 1st cousin our children grew up together. At one time we took a long western trip in 2 trailers, very good memories. Bill was a great guy and will be sorely missed by all. Peace and Love to all
- Much love to the Family. Bill, Joyce & Billy were VERY influential on my Brother (Mark) & I’s childhood. Will always remember them.