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William Frederich Heinhorst

William Frederich Heinhorst, 85, of Manito, passed away January 19, 2018 at 9:15 am at the Hopedale Nursing Home. He was born February 13, 1932 the oldest child of Fred W and Elsie Schoonover Heinhorst. He married Annalee Proehl Heinhorst on Aug. 24, 1958, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Sand Prairie, near Green Valley. Annalee passed away on Dec. 15, 2009. Bill married Lou Beale Robinson on Sept. 1, 2011 at Forest City Community Church. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, David Heinhorst of Hopedale and Dirk (Terri) Heinhorst, of Manito; two grandchildren, Natalie Heinhorst of Morton and Drake Heinhorst of Manito. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Edward Heinhorst and Paul Heinhorst. Bill graduated from Forest City High School in 1950 and the University of Illinois in 1954. Out of college he enlisted in the Army and served 18 months in Germany and served 7 more years in the Army Reserves until 1963. Bill worked at Peoples State Bank in Manito from 1957 to 1997 when he retired as President of the bank. He continued serving on the bank board until 2007 giving him 50 years of service with the bank. Bill was the Manito Popcorn Festival “Citizen of the Year” in 2005. He was a member of the Manito American Legion, Manito-Forest City Optimist Club, VFW Post in Havana, Pekin Elk’s Club, and Pekin Moose Lodge. Bill also served on many boards including Mason-Tazewell Bankers Assoc., Illinois Bankers Assoc., American Red Cross, United Private Industry Council, Forman United Fund, Pekin Country Club, Forest City High School Alumni, and Forman Valley Community Foundation. Bill was instrumental in getting the Forman Valley Community Foundation started. He also loved to travel, go to Florida in the winter, playing bridge, golf, bowling, and attending sporting events. Bill was involved in the Peoria area Cursillo and Walk to Emmaus serving on teams and in prisons. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Manito on Tuesday January 23rd with Rev. Matthew Berndt officiating. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Meadow Lawn Cemetery in Manito. Maas Hurley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Forman Valley Community Foundation, PO Box 301, Manito, IL 61546.

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