Our Story

Our Story

The Heinz Funeral Home was founded by Peter Heinz in 1854. He emigrated from Kleintettau, Germany as a furniture maker and because of his woodworking and upholstery skills he was asked to make caskets. Thus the Heinz Funeral Home began and continues today, offering honest and trustworthy funeral care for over five generations.

Heinz Funeral Home Old Building

Built in 1850….the St. Francis Hotel…..it is said that the architect of the courthouse stayed here while the courthouse was being built. In the 1930s, August & Clara (Loges) Heinz purchased the building and converted it into the Heinz Funeral Home as it is still known today.

Architecture – Greek Revival (1825-1860) Features include….low pitched, hipped roof with balustrade…square cupola…wide band of trim at the frieze…elaborate door surrounds, narrow sidelights and transom.

Whether you have an immediate need for our services or you wish to begin pre-planning a funeral arrangement for you or someone you love, call us. We will be proud to serve you.