Alvin ` Al` Heintzelman
May 17, 1938
January 20, 2014
Alvin Lee “Al” Heintzelman, 75, of Rockford, passed away Monday morning, January
20, 2014 at home under the loving care of his family and Hospice. He was born on May
17, 1938 in Kent County, the son of Vernon L. and Henrietta E. (Lee) Heintzelman.
Al graduated from Belding High School with the Class of 1956 and later served in the
United States Air Force from 1958-1963. He was a long time member of the Grattan
Township Fire Department, Kent County Mounted Division of the Sheriff’s office, and a
member of Kent County Medical Reserve Corp. He enjoyed working with leather
making belts and moccasins, hunting and fishing with his grandsons in Canada.
He is loved and survived by his wife Lourie (Cimek) Heintzelman and their children;
Ricky Heintzelman, Tina Heintzelman, Al (PJ) Heintzelman all of Belding, Kim ( Jim)
Merklinger of Lowell, Tammy Colvin, Dawn Jones, Mike Jones all of Big Rapids, Jim
Jones and Johnny Jones of Caledonia, the mother of his children; Nita Heintzelman of
Belding, 16 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, his sisters and brother; Ann
(Art) Ward of Grattan, Phil (Becky) Heintzelman of Belding, Bobbi (George) Smith II of
Al was preceded by his parents, a grandson Ayden, son Aaron, a step son Robert
Jones, two brothers David and Lonnie and one sister Jackie.
Funeral Services will be 11:00 AM Thursday at Shiloh Community Church with Pastor
Ken Harger officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 PM at Johnson-
Feuerstein Funeral Home, Belding. Committal prayers will be private in Blythefield
Memorial Gardens, Rockford. Military honors will be given by the honor guard of the
Belding VFW Post #5065. Memorial contributions may be given to the Grattan
Township Fire Department or the Kent County Medical Reserve Corp.
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