David Heintz, age 64, of Dutton, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 9, 2021. David was a loving brother, uncle, and friend. He would drop anything to help others, and was a selfless and caring man. He was preceded in death by his parents Louis and Margaret Heintz. He will be lovingly remembered by his siblings, Barry (Gloria) Heintz, Clare (Kathy) Heintz, Lois (Stan) Oxender, Beverly (David) Cutler, Jon Heintz, Linda (Scott) Benjamin, Dale (Sue) Heintz, Janet (Dale) Burgess, Jim (Tina) Heintz, Steve (Roxy) Heintz; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 11 am Wednesday, July 21, at Corinth Reformed Church, with Rev. Jason Nagel officiating. Relatives and friends may meet the family Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home, 616 E. Main St. SE, Caledonia. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the 2021 Swinging Clubs for Healthy Lungs (passion.cff.org) and Wounded Warriors.
Wednesday, July 21
Corinth Reformed Church
129 100th Street SE
Byron Center, MI 49315
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July 21, 2021 9:39pm
My little perspective on who David was:
Uncle David was strong and totally cool. When we were kids Uncle David loaned us a DVD copy of Mission Impossible 2. I loved that movie! If you have seen it you'll probably remember the beginning of the film starts out and the Tom Cruise character is doing this amazing rock climbing and he has these exploding sunglasses. Then there is the scene where the two characters are driving straight at each other on motorcycles. It was a fun stunning film and I couldn't help but see Uncle David in Tom Cruise's character. Uncle David had this suave, smooth way he would enter a room that is hard to describe, but certainly reminded me of that adventurous man Tom Cruise portrayed in that film.
I am grateful to say I had thirty-five years with Uncle David. He always made sure to visit with everyone at the big family gatherings or the random weekend get-togethers. He would randomly pop by my house when he was working out my way. I was a shy kid and even shy as an adult, and I appreciate how much he always made me feel seen and included, he had a way of making you feel like you belonged. He was a very generous, special person and we were truly blessed to have so much time with him in our lives.
We can honor the gift of Uncle David's presence by embodying the light that he was and carrying on his generous spirit in our lives as individual people, as members of the heintz family, as members of all the communities we are in.
Thanks Uncle David! I love you and I'll miss you.
- Sara Paffhausen
July 18, 2021 12:27pm
Dave was always on time for work, sometime early, but never late. He always had his tools needed for the job. "What can I do to help ya?" was Dave's question almost daily. He was truly a man that would drop everything to help others and put them before himself. He will be greatly missed!
-Jon Stelpstra, Co-worker
- Jon Stelpstra
July 15, 2021 7:41pm
While we didn't know David all the well, he often would show up to help his brother Clare (our neighbors and good friends) and us with baling hay and throwing it in the haymow in the barn. As noted, he was always willing to help, and fun to be around on those occasions we got to work with him. All our thoughts and prayers to the entire Heintz family.
- Mark & Julie Walker
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