Edward Walter Heins

Edward Walter Heins
Edward Walter Heins

Edward “Mr. Ed” Walter Heins, age 84, died Sept. 3, 2014 at his home in Lancaster, S.C. 

He was born March 4, 1930, the son of Edward Walter Heins and Ellen Victoria Molander Heins and was the husband of Barbara Roecklein Heins. Mr. Heins attended the Milwaukee School of Engineering, was a retired physicist technician for Brookhaven National Laboratory and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. After retirement Ed enjoyed all types of carpenter work building houses, decks and furniture, and was a member of Reformation Lutheran Church.

Mr. Heins is survived by his wife, Barbara; two sons, Edward and his wife, Shelly of Grapevine, Texas and Erick and his wife, Janet of Southold; two daughters, Ellen of Millbrook, Ala. and Elissa Blackwell and her husband, Russell of Lancaster, S.C.; a sister, Betty Luker of Wilmington, Del.; thirteen grandchildren, Michelle and Courtney Heins, Corrie Wingard, Matthew Ash, Brett Ash, Lindsay Grathwohl, Jaime Pirillo, Elisha Heins, Abigail Heins, Steven Heins, Erika Watts, Kyrstina Payne and Devin Starnes and 13 great grandchildren. Mr. Heins was predeceased by a sister, Emma Koenig.

The family will host a Service of Remembrance for Mr. Heins Saturday, September 13, at 1 p.m. at Reformation Lutheran Church in Lancaster, S.C., officiated by the Rev. Guy Shealy. The family will receive friends immediately after the memorial service in the Parish Hall. Arrangements were handled by Burgess Funeral Home in Lancaster.

Memorial contributions may be made to Reformation Lutheran Church 508 N. French Street, Lancaster, SC 29720; Home Care and Hospice of Lancaster, 902 W. Meeting Street, Suite A, Lancaster, SC 29720; or Antioch Volunteer Fire Dept., 3015 Taxahaw Road, Lancaster SC 29720.

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