72-year-old McLeansboro resident, William Joseph Heitz died at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21 at his home. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a retired locomotive builder, having worked for General Motors Corporation.
Survivors include his step-mother, Marie Heitz of Idaho; a son, William Joseph Heitz, Jr. of Charleston; a daughter, Kim C. Heitz of McLeansboro; two sisters, Carol Dorman and Janet Widdison, both of California; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren and a close friend, Allen Klein of McLeansboro.
A Memorial Service for William Joseph Heitz will be 4 – 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice and will be accepted at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro.