Gilbert Heins

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Gilbert W. Heins, 93, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at Fountainbleau Lodge.

He was born Aug. 22, 1912, in Gorham, Ill., son of Henry and Natalie Vogel Heins. He first married Roberta Leinicke in 1932. He then married Neta Monet May 8, 1937, in Chicago. She died Aug. 2, 1997.

Heins was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Chapel. He was an engineer with Ford Motor Co., working as a member of the design team 42 years, retiring in 1968. He was also a retired real estate agent.

Survivors include two sons, Terry Heins of Cape Girardeau, Randall Heins of Murphysboro, Ill.; a daughter, Betty Ann Frischkorn of Murphysboro; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother.

Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Cape County Memorial Park, with the Rev. Barry Pfanstiel officiating.

Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.