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Alan Heinzen

Mar 20, 1948 - Jun 09, 2023


Alan Raymond Heinzen, age 75, of Sheboygan, died at home with his wife at his side on June 9, 2023 after a long and tenacious battle with gallbladder cancer. He was born in Sheboygan on March 20, 1948, to the late Norman and Doris Heinzen and was the second of nine children. He attended Holy Name and Sheboygan North High School, graduating in 1966. He married the love of his life, Susan Mueller, at Holy Name Catholic Church on June 14, 1969.

After high school, Al worked as an auto mechanic with a passion for classic and muscle cars. He continued fixing cars and drag racing as a hobby, even after beginning his second career at Plastics Engineering Company, where he retired after 38 years.

Al was his happiest self when he was on a boat with his fishing buddies. He equally enjoyed feeding his family and friends the always perfectly filleted and prepared catch, served with a side story of a funny or incredible adventure from the trip.

He was always working on at least one project in the garage or around the house. Al was mechanically gifted and could fabricate or fix just about anything. He had a keen wit and loved to make people laugh with one of his jokes, puns, or pranks.

He is survived by his wife, Susan; his daughter, Jennifer of Stevens Point; brothers David (Judy) Heinzen of Dadeville, AL and James (Cordreanne) Heinzen of Tampa, FL; sisters Diane Suhrke of De Pere; Mary Heinzen of Collierville, TN; Joan (Tom) Martin of Collierville, TN; Gail (Fred) Kessler of Bolivar, TN; and Angela (Marvin) Hurley of Collierville, TN; brother in-law, Gene (LuAnn) Mueller of Hales Corners; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his youngest brother, Brian Heinzen, and brother in-law, Roger Suhrke.

Per his wishes, there will be no funeral service, but rather a celebration of life for friends and family at a date to be determined. He requested that donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice be made in his memory.



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Nanci Vreeke -Enders

I remember Alan fondly from highschool. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.