Lorenz (Larry) Heinrich III

May 26, 1960March 21, 2012

Lorenz (Larry) Heinrich III, 51, of San Angelo, went to be with our Lord on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 after a courageous two year battle with cancer.

Larry was born on May 26, 1960 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Judith Cookson and Lorenz Heinrich II. He retired from the USAF after serving 22 years. He went to several overseas tours including Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. While stationed here at Goodfellow AFB, he met the love of his life, Elsa Sarabia. They were married on February, 8, 2001.

Larry loved to go camping, fishing, and boating with his family. A couple of years ago he went ice fishing in Wisconsin with his cousins. One of his last wishes was to go fishing, and his close friend, Chapo Valdez, made that wish come true. Another favorite hobby was building model railroads for his son and for himself. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus from St Joseph Catholic Church.

Larry was preceded in death by his mother, Judith Cookson and by his father, Lorenz Heinrich II. He is survived by his wife; son Adam (AJ) Heinrich; step children, Sierra Perez of San Angelo, Jamie Perez and Daniel Perez of San Antonio, and Johnny Sarabia of Germany; step grandchildren Izaiah Allen and Elijah Allen of San Angelo and Vicky Sarabia and Sarah Sarabia of Huntingdon, England. He is also survived by his stepfather, Robert Theurich of Milwaukee, WI; sisters Ruth Olson from Connecticut and Sue Theurich of Milwaukee, WI; brothers Rick Heinrich and John Theurich of Milwaukee, WI; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The Rosary will be recited at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at Johnson’s Funeral Home Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Monday, March 26, 2012 with Fr. Emilio Sosa officiating. Burial will follow at Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers are Joe M. Ortiz, Paul Ortiz Ramirez, Steve Bradshaw, Otto Sarabia, Ismael F. Valenzuela Sr. and Michael R. Sarabia.

A very special thanks to Dr. Robert Prieto for all of the support he provided during this very difficult time and to Dr. Stanley and the staff at Odyssey Hospice for all of their support as well.

Family and friends may sign the online register book at


  • Rosary Sunday, March 25, 2012
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, March 26, 2012

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Larry Cookson jr

March 27, 2012

Elsa, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. There are some very fond memories of Larry and all of us cousins as we grew up together. Larry taught us all something as he came to visit for his ice fishing trip and the texas trip that his cousins made down there in October of 2010.
Family is very important. His heart and fight has made a lasting impression on me. Rest in peace my cousin.

Melvin Cribb

March 27, 2012

Please know you are in our prayers. Our condolences to you and your family.
Be strong for our Lord will get you through this.

Melvin & Ana Cribb ( San Angelo )

March 25, 2012

We have so many happy memories of Larry, and wish we would have lived closer these past years. We will remember him fondly. Our most sincere sympathy to Elsa and AZJ - his loving family, and we wish you peace.
Gary and Val Kolstad

Henryk Zaleski

March 25, 2012

Rest in peace, we will pray for you and your loved ones.

sue theurich

March 25, 2012

To my brothers family we are sorry that we can't be there. He will be missed. To my brother we will never forget you R.I.P. LOVE YOU LARRY.

Ryan Barnes

March 24, 2012

So sorry for your loss.

For the Commander, Carroll R. Michaud

March 24, 2012

The Final Salute

“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to Lorenz (Larry) Heinrich, III our Brother in Arms. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Larry. And to Larry it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country while serving first in the U.S. Air Force Corps. Larry, you served with honor and distinction. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 1,207 members of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion, I extend our sympathies and our condolences to Larry's family and loved ones.

Dennis Engdahl, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109


March 23, 2012

Thank you for your service to this country.

Gabrielle Miller

March 22, 2012

Oh Elsa, I am so sorry for your loss. Even though I didn't know Larry very well, I know he was a good man. You and AJ are in our thoughts.