Willard Eugene Heinrichs

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83, of Corn

Funeral services for Willard Eugene Heinrichs, 83 year old, of Corn, will be held Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at 2:30 pm at Corn Mennonite Brethren Church with Pastor Tim Sandy officiating. Burial will follow in Corn Mennonite Brethren Cemetery with Pastor Ken Gardner presiding and under the direction of Lockstone Funeral Home.

Willard was born Dec. 18, 1935, three miles west of Colony, to Samuel Jacob and Emma (Willems) Heinrichs and passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City, with his family by his side.

Willard and his twin brother, Wallace, were raised on the family farm. Willard graduated from Corn High School in 1954. On June 3, 1955, Willard married Velma Sawatzky in Corn and made their home 3 miles east of Corn. Willard and Velma enjoyed many years of farming wheat and raising cattle. He and his family were custom wheat harvesters for 19 years until 1976. In 1995, Willard retired from farming. He drove truck for several years and enjoyed seeing the countryside.

Willard’s happiest times were spent with family and friends. He and Velma had many adventures traveling by RV to Wyoming, California, and Arizona. They also enjoyed Hawaiian sunsets along with many cruises.

Willard is survived by his wife of 63 years, Velma Heinrichs of Corn; one son Douglas Heinrichs and wife Marlene of Cordell; two daughters, Roxane Paone and husband Tom of Corn and Karla Hunter and Ezra of Antioch, Calif.; his grandchildren, Ezra Hunter III, Marissa Hunter and Alyssa Hunter.; great-grandchildren Chyanne and Breanna Donovan; brother Jerome and Irene Adams; sister-in-law Juanita Heinrichs; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, and brothers Wallace and Kenneth.