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Richard H. Heitz, Major, USAFFebruary 22, 1933 – March 30, 2013
Richard “Dick” H. Heitz, 80, of Rogers, Arkansas died Saturday, March 30, 2013 at his home. He was born February 22, 1933 in Paris, Illinois the son of Mildred Landrith and Harlan Heitz.
He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church of Rogers for many years. He had lived in the Northwest Arkansas area for over 35 years after moving from Louisiana. He served with the United States Air Force for over 25 years. He spent several years as a corporate pilot for Hudson Foods.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one infant sister.
Dick is survived by his wife of 59 years; Nancy Heitz of the home, whom he married November 09, 1953, one son; Bruce Heitz and his wife Teresa, of Rogers, three daughters; Karen Grattafiori and her husband John of Kalamazoo, Michigan, Karla Monson and her husband Brian, of Hot Springs, and nine grandchildren.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date by the family. Interment will be at National Cemetery in Fayetteville.
The family has requested no flowers, and that memorials may be sent to Peace Lutheran Church to the “Food Bank”.
Dick served with Det. 4, 38th ARRS in Vietnam 1966.
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