Vernon Carl Heinz I, 73, of Poplar Grove passed away Sunday July 14, 2013 at his residence.
Vernon was born on March 24, 1940 in Arlington Heights, IL, the son of Vernon H. and Gladys Amanda Moeller Heinz. Vernon married Beverly Krambeer on May 16, 1964. Vernon worked for Peko Tile in Palatine for over 20 years and was a Veteran of the Marine Corps. Vernon loved to make things out of wood and was an avid woodworker; he collected John Deere Tractors and loved model trains and model cars.
Vernon is survived by his wife Beverly; children: Debra (Rick) Kelley, Vernon C. Heinz II, Susan (Steve) Miller and Shelley (John) Acker; his mother and six grandchildren also survive and cousin Glenn Beer.
Vernon was preceded in death by his father.
A service to celebrate Vernon's life will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday July 20, 2013 at Sunset Funeral Home 8800 N. Alpine Road in Machesney Park; visitation will be from 12:00 noon on Saturday until time of service. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens with Military Honors by the Marine Corps. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sunsetfhmemgardens.com