HEINZMAN, PETER FREDRICK “FRED”- Peter Fredrick Heinzman (Fred) passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, January 12, 2020. The Lord called him home, he is singing and dancing with the angels and now is our guardian angel to watch over us.
Fred was born to John Edward and Martha Pearl Elizabeth Bartrug Heinzman in New Martinsville, West Virginia on December 13, 1931. He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, June Heinzman; his sisters, Grace Heinzman, Pearl Heinzman, Chloye Heinzman, Bertha Heinzman; brothers, Howard Heinzman, and James Heinzman; his daughter, Cheryl Linn (Heinzman)-Gutierrez, and grandson Edward Gutierrez Jr.
Fred is survived by his brother, George Heinzman and wife, Flora Kelley; his sons, Kenneth Heinzman and wife, Linda Heinzman, Peter Heinzman and wife, Lynn Heinzman, Richard Heinzman, and daughter, Linnette Heinzman. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Marina Sanchez and husband Hebrews Boccelli; Brittany Sanchez and husband, Edward Najar; Jacobo P. Sanchez II and girlfriend, Mercedes Martinez; Devin Sanchez, Griffin Heinzman; Jason Grant and wife, Cheryl Grant; Dominick Grant, Barbara Riddle, and Kenneth Heinzman II. Great grandchildren: Azareiah Boccelli, Hebrews Boccelli II, Kyliegh Najar, Sophia Najar, Ethan Najar, Drew Keelin, Zachary Warford, Pashense Warford, Destinee Duffy and his Great- Great Granddaughter Karletta and his soon to be born great grandbabies Warford and Martinez-Sanchez. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, friends and acquaintances.
Fred was a very loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and cousin, he loved his family beyond measure. He enjoyed spending time with them and reminiscing the days of camping, fishing, hunting bowling, gardening, yard work and looking for that ever-elusive eye! There is nothing he wouldn’t do that didn’t involve his family in some way. His home was always open to anyone that needed a place to sit for a spell, or to lay their head for a nap. Peter was honorably discharged from the Air Force after serving for over 21 years. Prior to his retirement he enjoyed his job working for the city of Roswell. When he was blessed with grandchildren he was always there to lend a helping hand, a lap to sit in, adventures to go on whether it was to show them how to fish and baiting hooks or to grow the perfect zucchini, making the best pancakes that no one can replicate and believe me, we have tried! We were blessed to have been given advice and wisdom from him even if we didn’t want it sometimes, countless moments and memories that we will forever cherish.
Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 25, 2020 at LaGrone Funeral Chapel, 900 S. Main St., Roswell, NM 88203. There will be a reception following immediately after services and will be a potluck affair. Please bring your favorite covered dish. Reception will be held at 3131 S. Eisenhower Rd., Roswell, NM 88203. Fred did not want a mourning of his life but a celebration of his life. Please respect these final wishes and even though there will be lots of tears we will have lots of stories and memories to share.
His favorite passage in the bible was Psalm 23 verses 1-6:
The Lord is my Shepard, I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou annointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.