William E. Heintz, 97, of Godfrey, passed away at 10:24 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at Provision Living in Godfrey.
He was born on Nov. 8, 1917, in Alton, the son of the late Charles and Mary (Weaver) Heintz.
He married Irma D. Frohock on Dec. 20, 1942, at Camp Rucker, Ala., and she preceded him in death on Aug. 3, 1969.
William served his country as a member of 81st Wildcats in the U.S. Army, where he received his Purple Heart.
He is survived by a daughter and her husband, Mary Dee and Pete Bartolazzi of Kaukauna, Wis.; two sons and their wives, James and Deborah Heintz of Granite City, and Jeffrey and Sallie Heintz of Bethalto; two granddaughters, Angela and Michael Boudreau, and Theresa Bellile; six grandsons, Tom and Camie Bartolazzi, Michael and Jennifer Heintz, Greg Heintz, Chris Heintz, Jarrett and Yvette Heintz, and Stephen and Erin Heintz; and eight great-grandchildren, Megan Boudreau, Jordyn Bartolazzi, Joe Bartolazzi, Conner Bellile, Claire Bellile, Makenzie Heintz, Ben Heintz and Annie Heintz.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by five brothers, Charles and Mary Heintz, Frank and Velma Heintz, the Rev. Robert Heintz, Vic and Audrey Heintz, and John and Betty Heintz; two sisters, Mary and Tony Kremer and Katherine and Jack Kruegel; and one granddaughter, Carolyn Heintz.
Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, at Staten-Fine Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, at Staten-Fine Funeral Home with Fr. Steve Pohlman officiating.
Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Alton. Alton VFW Post 1308 Ritual team will perform military rites.
Memorials may be made to Alton VFW Post 1308.
Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.staten-fine.com.