Robert E. Heinritz

September 4, 1924March 9, 2013

He was born September 4, 1924 in Lansing, the son of the late Earl and Anna (DePlanche) Heinritz, and passed away March 9, 2013 at the age of 88. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army in the 96th division during WWII. Robert was active in the Church of the Resurrection where he served as Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed his association with the Golden Shamrocks, a senior citizens group. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 50 years, Doris ; wife, Catharine; daughter, Catherine; brothers, Erwin, James, Earl, and Wilbert; sister, Margaret Moynahan; grandchildren, Bobby and Cassidy. Surviving to cherish his memory are his wife Barbara; his children Patricia, Virginia, Robert and James; Barbara’s children, David, Janet, Richard and Judith; numerous grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews. Robert worked for many years in wholesale electric sales. He was an avid U of M fan and held season football tickets for 40 years. Robert will be remembered as a loving father and grandfather who will be greatly missed by his family. A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, March 14th at the Church of the Resurrection, 1531 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48912. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 13th from 2:00 – 4:00 PM and 6:00 – 8:00 PM with a rosary at 7:30 PM at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 900 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. For those desiring, contributions may be made to the Church of the Resurrection, or to the Society of St. Vincent DePaul, 1020 S. Washington, Lansing, MI 48911 in memory of Robert.The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 13, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, March 13, 2013
  • Rosary Wednesday, March 13, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, March 14, 2013

Robert E. Heinritz

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March 25, 2013

Your Family is in out thoughts and prayers.
John Moynahan's Children

Kate Kent

March 14, 2013

Bob was a good and kind person. A real gentleman. His passing is a loss to his Resurrection Church family as well as his friends and relatives. So sorry.

Mary Bennett

March 14, 2013

My deepest sympathy

March 13, 2013

Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your father. When Jim would talk about him it sounded like he had lived a vibrant life. Know that you are in our prayers.
Phil & Jeanne

March 13, 2013

Sorry for your loss. Your in my thoughts and prayers! Mary Yockey

Suzanne Cox

March 13, 2013

I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Bob's death. He was such a great guy. My condolences to you all. I am unable to attend the funeral but know I am with you in spirit..Love, Susie Cox

Douglas Emery

March 11, 2013

We were sorry to hear of Roberts passing. He will be dearly missed. Sorry that both Robert and you were unable to join us at the monthly meeting of the Emery Family Cousin's Meetings.

Sorry for the loss of Bob!