HEINRICH, Clarence "Carbo" 1926-1996
HEINRICH, FINKE, LARSEN
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/27/2014 at 22:34:57
Clarence "Carbo" Heinrich, 70, of Wellsburg, passed away Saturday afternoon, November 16, 1996, at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center of natural causes.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, November 19, 1996, at the St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church at 1:30 p.m. with burial following in the church cemetery, both in rural Wellsburg. Pastor Charles Ager officiated the service. Full military graveside rites were conducted by the Wellsburg AMVETS Post #91 and American Legion Post #213.
Pallbearers were Edward Christians, Darrell "Bo" Breneman, Larry Bausman, Tim Harringa, Calvin Muller and Rob Heinrich. Honorary pallbearers were Lawrence Bausman, Calvin Wiltfang, Willard Riekena and John Doyen.
Clarence John Heinrich was born on October 26, 1926, in Wellsburg, Iowa, the son of Carl and Martha (Finke) Heinrich. He received his Christian education and was confirmed by his grandfather, the Rev. Carl Heinrich, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. He attended school in Wellsburg. He was united in marriage to Geneen Larsen on February 16, 1955, in the St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Wellsburg.
In 1945, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served as a signalman during World War II.
Known as "Carbo" since grade school, he and Lawrence "Shorty" Bausman opened the Cities Service gas station in Wellsburg, later moving across the street into the Skelley station. In 1965, Carbo left the station to open his auto body shop in Wellsburg, where he worked until the time of his death.
Carbo enjoyed buying wrecked autos and rebuilding them, taking special pride in his rebuilt Mustang convertible. He was an accomplished sign painter and extended his skills to include landscapes. He enjoyed fishing at Lake Pepin with his wife and spending time with his family. His group of friends, known as the "Crazy Eight", always held a special place in his heart.
Clarence was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson, Klinton Heinrich.
Survivors include his wife, Geneen of Wellsburg; three daughters, Deb Werkman and husband Jeff of Grundy Center, Sheryl Vanche and husband Alex of Fairhope, Alabama, and Laura Aukes and husband Wade of Wellsburg; seven grandchildren; Lisa Glackin and husband Michael of Chicago, Cole Werkman of Grundy Center, Sara, Josh and Alex Vanche of Fairhope, Alabama, and Blake and Kimber Aukes of Wellsburg; and three sisters, Aurelia Harringa and husband Eugene of Waterloo, Ardyth Finch and husband Lewis of Cedar Rapids, and Dorene Iltis of Clovis, California.
Memorials may be directed to the family. The Doyen-Abels Funeral Home in Wellsburg was in charge of the professional arrangements.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 21 November 1996, pg 9
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