Fred Heinemann

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Fred Frank Daniel Heinemann passed away at age 92, on Monday, December 8, 2014 surrounded by friends and family, with his wife by his side. He was born December 16, 1921, in Marshall, Texas, to Frederick and Rosa Nika Heinemann. He met Lynell Irwin in 1941 and they eloped 3 weeks later, on December 1. Last week they celebrated their 73rd anniversary.
Fred went to work for Union Carbide in 1951. In 1957, Fred and Emmanuel J. Chionsini founded A & A Machine & Fabrication LLC. Fred was proud of building a business that provides World-wide services and proud of the employees that made that possible.
Fred was an Assistant Chief with the La Marque Volunteer Fire Department, and then served as Captain with the La Marque Auxiliary Police Dept. He was a Master Mason in Good Standing with La Marque Masonic Lodge #1325, where he was a member for 65 years, and was a member of the El Mina Shriners. Fred was a member of the International Associations of Machinists for 50 years.
Fred and Lynell traveled all over the world and later took extensive trips all over North America in their RV.
Fred was a loving, devoted and generous husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was preceded in death by his grandson Brian Lee Oshel.
He is survived by his wife Lynell, daughter Nancy Heinemann and her partner Mary Lu Graham, of San Rafael, Ca., daughter Bambi Oshel and her husband Larry, of Texas City, granddaughter Laura Myhovich and her husband Darren, of San Diego, Ca., and great-grandson Evan Myhovich. He is also survived by his beloved Boston Terrier, Martin.
The family would like to acknowledge the exceptional care Fred received from Sandra Williams, of Right at Home health care agency and from the nursing staff at A-Med Hospice.
Donations in his name may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 815 Market St., Galveston, Texas, 77550, (409)770-6771.
A visitation will be Friday, December 12, 2014 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm at the James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque. Funeral Service will be on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 11:00am at the James Crowder Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Selzer officiating. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock, Texas.


  1. It was our pleasure to have Fred Heinemann as our uncle. There never was a
    finer man. Rest in Peace.

    Fred & Loretta Starr
  2. May God bless you as you look to Him for grace, mercy and peace.

    Dr. Keith & Diane Bellamy
  3. Dear Nancy and family,
    My heart is with you and your family.
    All blessings to all of you.
    Carol (Janecek) Vacek

    carol vacek
  4. So sorry to hear about Fred and the loss for the Heinemann famaly, may God give yall strength and comfort in the days to come

    Manuel Mata Jr.
  5. Praying for your family. Fred was so loved and admired.

    Betty Hutchins Dortch
  6. May you be at peace, Nancy, and may you have the strength, love & peace to accept your dad’s passing. My thoughts and prayers and with you and your family!..
    Love, Carmela Villarreal Elizondo

    Carmela V Elizondo
  7. Nancy, I’ m so sorry for the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  8. Bambi, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Your dad was so awesome. I loved being with him and your Mom. Hugs to you and Your mom. Susan “Wag” Waggoner Brouillard xoxo

    Susan Brouillard
  9. Nancy so sorry for the loss of your dad. May the love of family and friends give you peace and strength for the sad days ahead. You and your family are in my prayers. Love and Hugs, Your high school classmate Leda Kinsey Holbrook

    Leda Kinsey Holbrook
  10. Mrs. Heinemann, Nancy, and family,

    I am so sorry for you loss, he was such a special man. I am so happy I got to see him last year, after so many years, he had not changed at all! Prayers for your family.

    Donna Mercantel Montgomery
  11. Lynell, I am so sorry to hear about Fred. So many good memories and good times the four of us have had. May you find peace knowing how much he cared for you. My prayers are with you.

    Bettye Tipton

    Bettye Tipton
  12. Bambi,
    So very sorry to hear about your Daddy. I had the opportunity of meeting him a few times over the years and he was such a nice man. You must be very proud of all he accomplished in his life and what a great man he was. I know you will miss him dearly.

    Love you & Larry,

    Sue Gustafson
  13. Dear Nancy, Bambi, & Lynell,
    It’s always so difficult to find just the right words to express my sympathy to you. Fred was such a good friend to our family and so well loved and respected. One thing most said about Fred is about his zest for life! He was a kind and generous man and will be missed by many. Blessings to all of you.

    Elaine Jones

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