Donald Heinrich, 73

Donald “Donnie” L. Heinrich age 73 of Walnut Grove passed away peacefully surrounded by family Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Dougherty Hospice House.  Funeral services were held Friday, March 17 at English Lutheran Church in Walnut Grove.  Burial was in St. Olaf Lutheran Cemetery.  Online condolences may be sent at  Stephens Funeral Service – Walnut Grove Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Donald Leo Heinrich was born September 15, 1943 in Avoca, Minnesota to Otto and Jennie (Duinkerken) Heinrich.  He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.  Donnie attended school in Avoca and later in Slayton.
On January 30, 1965 he married Randy Soll at St. Olaf Lutheran Church.  The couple made their home in Walnut Grove.  Donnie’s various jobs included working at several coops, managing the Red Rooster, and working at Anderson Trucking and Halter Trucking.  He was a diesel mechanic and owned his own full service gas station in Tracy.
Donnie is survived by his wife Randy; children: Stacey (Ross) Bloemke of Walnut Grove, Brian (Lana) Heinrich of Revere, and Nicki (Steve Torkelson) Heinrich of Redwood Falls; seven grandchildren; seven  siblings; one sister-in-law and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister and parents-in-law.