Lela B. Heinold

March 3, 1925January 31, 2019

Lela Bell Heinold, 93, of Victoria, passed away January 31, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Lela was born March 3, 1925, in Goliad County to the late Louise Hartman Groll and Arthur Groll. Lela was baptized at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Schroeder on March 31, 1925, and was married to Warren Heinold in the same church on March 17, 1945. They lived in the Schroeder area until 1956 when they moved to their long-time home near Coletoville where they farmed, ranched, and raised three sons. They worshiped at Trinity Lutheran Church in Victoria and later joined Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Coletoville. Lela was a very active member of her church, often saying that her church was her second family. Lela was known to her family and friends as a very busy person, always rushing about to cook for her family, care for her garden and flowers, and quilt with her friends at the church. She loved to bake, making communion bread for the church, making bread and cinnamon rolls for her grandchildren, and bringing German sweet rice to family and church events. Lela is survived by her sons, John Heinold, Larry Heinold (Brenda), Donald Heinold (Barbara) all of Victoria; daughter-in-law, Sandra Heinold; grandchildren, Matthew Heinold (Kelsey), Melissa Correll (James), Amanda Heinold, JoBeth Heinold, Leslie Hinton (John), Erich Heinold (Vanessa), Lara Mansfield (Colin), Chris Heinold (Gemayel), and Carly Shock (Randy); and great-grandchildren, Jacob Correll, Connor Correll, Jackson Crow, Hayden Heinold, Taylor Hinton, Charlie Crow, Conner Hinton, Sarah Heinold, Harper Mansfield, Emily Heinold, Merrin Heinold, Gunner Heinold, Hudson Mansfield, Kayla Heinold and Joseph Heinold. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Warren Heinold; sister, Gertrude Berger; brother, John C. Groll, brother, Arthur Groll, Jr., and granddaughter, Beth Heinold. Visitation will be Monday, February 4, 2019 from 5-7 PM at Rosewood Funeral Chapel. Funeral services and a celebration of her life will be held Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at 10 AM at Martin Luther Lutheran Church, officiated by Rev. Dr. Paul Kirchner and Rev. Chris Heinold (grandson) with burial to follow in Coletoville Cemetery. Pallbearers are Matthew Heinold, James Correll, Erich Heinold, John Hinton, Colin Mansfield and Randy Shock. Additional pallbearers are great-grandsons. Honorary pallbearers are Gary Groll, Dennis Groll, Paul Wauson, and John Zimmer. Memorials may be made to Martin Luther Lutheran Church. Words of comfort may be shared at


  • Warren Heinold, Husband
  • Arthur Groll, Father
  • Louise Groll, Mother
  • John Heinold, Son
  • Larry Heinold, Son
  • Donald Heinold, Son
  • Beth Heinold, Granddaughter
  • Mrs. Heinold also leaves behind 9 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren to cherish her memory.

  • Matthew Heinold
  • James Correll
  • Eric Hienold
  • John Hinton
  • Colin Mansfield
  • Randy Shock

  • Martin Luther Lutheran Church


  • Visitation Monday, February 4, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Lela B. Heinold

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Prissy Lee

February 4, 2019

Dear Larry and Brenda,
Alex and I send our sympathy to you. As Larry has always been a kind & gentle person, I'm sure his mom was too. You must have given her such blessings with your loving relationship, your children, & grandchildren. Much peace and love my dear friends.
Prissy and Alex

Crystal Fulenchek

February 4, 2019

Growing up in Colletoville, there was not one Sundsy that I did not see this beautiful lady. She was very kind and loving.