Gary J. Heinricy

November 5, 2019


Gary J.  Heinricy, 76, of LaMotte, Iowa passed away on November 05, 2019 at home.

Funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 9th, 2019 at St. Joseph Church in Bellevue with Rev. Dennis Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Holy Rosary Cemetery in LaMotte.  Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, November 8, 2019 at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road where a wake service will be at 2:45 p.m. Visitation will also be held after 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church until time of mass.

Gary was born on April 11, 1943 in St. Donatus, Iowa the son of Arthur and Mildred (Theisen) Heinricy. He graduated from Holy Rosary High School and served in the Iowa National Guard from 1964 to 1970.

On August 10, 1973 Gary married Ann Kaufman at Sacred Heart Church in Dubuque.

He worked as a truck driver for various companies from 1972 to 2003. After retirement he enjoyed driving truck for several local farmers until 2017.

Gary was a member of the Bellevue American Legion Post 273 and St. Joseph Church in Bellevue where he served as an usher. He is a former member of Hawkeye Motorcycle Club, Teamsters Union, LaMotte Community Club and LaMotte City Council.

Gary enjoyed being with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was an avid Green Bay Packer, Iowa Hawkeye and Chicago Cub fan. Most of all he enjoyed relaxing and having a beverage at home after many years of driving truck over the road.

He is survived by his wife, Ann; children, Brian (Melissa) Heinricy, of Marion, Rachel (Karl) Eck, of Oregon, WI, Mike Heinricy, of Maquoketa, and Andy (Kristian) Heinricy, of Marion. Grandchildren, Jenna, Mallory, Cameron, Max, Harper, Macy, Jordana, Holden, Julia, Ella, and Bryson.

Gary is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Donna (Dorrance) Donovan and Barb (Paul) Ludwig; brother-in-law, Jerry Kaufmann; nephews, Dale and Dennis Donovan.

In lieu of flowers Gary’s family will be directing memorials to various charities.

The family would like to thank the Hope Lodge of Iowa City, Hospice of Dubuque and all of their family, friends and neighbors for all their care, kindness and friendship.

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November 8, 2019

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory
2595 Rockdale Road
Dubuque, IA 52003

Funeral Mass
November 9, 2019

10:30 AM
St. Joseph Church, Bellevue
405 Franklin Street
Bellevue, Iowa 52031

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