MOUNT VERNON — Joseph E. Heindl, 88, of Mount Vernon passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
He was born Sept. 27, 1924, in Duryea, Pa., son of the late Joseph and Anna Heindl.
Joe served his country during World War II in the Marine Air Corp as a Gunner and Crew Chief on a B25 Mitchell Bomber. After his Honorable Discharge from the Marines, Joe enlisted with the Ohio National Guard, where he earned the rank of Lieutenant. Joe retired from the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 18, District 3 in Columbus. Joe was a faithful member of the Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Mount Vernon.
Joe is survived by his wife, Phyllis (Moushey) Stenger Heindl; son, Joseph L. (Deborah) Heindl of Mount Vernon; daughter, Carleen (Lowell) Henthorn of Howard; stepchildren, Chris Rubeck of Tiffin, Earl (Linda) Stenger of Fredericktown, Kathy (John) Pazar of Columbus, and Gail (Darlene) Stenger of Gambier; four grandchildren, Tera Organ, Maxim Joseph Heindl, Kevin Henthorn, and Keith Henthorn; four great-grandchildren, Chase and Caden Henthorn, Justin Organ, and Shaun Henthorn; nine stepgrandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren; and a brother, Thomas Heindl of Mount Vernon.
In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his first wife, Marjorie Catherine (Durbin) Heindl; daughter, Mary Ann Organ; grandson, Justin B. Organ; great-granddaughter, Corine Organ; sister, Eleanor Chromey; and brother, Martin Heindl.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, at Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 East High St., Mount Vernon with a Prayer service to follow the visitation. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, at Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with The Rev. Father Mark J. Hammond as the Celebrant. Military Honors will be provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council following the Mass. Private burial will be held in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Mount Vernon.
Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 303 East High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050 in Joe’s memory.
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