Duane G. Heintz passed away December 8th, 2018 at Potter’s Country Home in Pe Ell with his wife of 35 years, Kyla by his side. He was born at home near Ladysmith Wisconsin on June 21, 1935 to John and Velma (Baldwin) Heintz. The family moved from Wisconsin to Raymond in April 1936. He graduated from Raymond High School in 1953 and joined the Marines in September of that year. He served in Korea and returned to Raymond in September 1956. After a brief stent working at Boeing and a few years as a meat cutter, he went to work at Weyerhaeuser, retiring after 27 years. He loved the water and family vacations were spent at Lake Chelan. Fall would bring his brothers from Seattle to his home for hunting season. Hunting was a big deal in the Heintz family and has carried over to the next 3 generations. Duane married Kyla Bredeson in June of 1984; together they went on many road trips and took in the sights of this country. They only missed 2 states (Maine and Kentucky) in the lower 48. Duane and Kyla moved to Redding, CA in 1998 and returned to Raymond in 2016 due to Duane’s declining health. Duane was a member of the VFW American Legion and a life member of the Raymond Elks. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Gerald Heintz and sister Bonnie Kindle. He is survived by his brother Lenus Heintz of Seattle, his children Rick (Betty) Peterson, Chris (Rachele) Heintz, and John (Leah) Heintz. Step-Children, Eric (Kayla) Jones and Erin (Greg) Barnhart. Grandchildren, Johnathan, Brittney, Rebecca, Brock, Joel, Breyden, Garrett, Noah, Skylar, Brooklyn and Spencer. Great Grandsons Colton, Nicholas, Deacon, and Baker. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday. December 14, 2018 at the Fern Hill Cemetery in Menlo where full military honors will be accorded. Duane will be honored at a gathering immediately following at the Raymond Elks. Arrangements are in care of Stoller’s Mortuary in Raymond. You may visit www.StollersMortuary.com to leave condolences for the family.
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