APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. — Charles Clifford Heins, 78, was born Sept. 8, 1934, in Buffalo, Minn. As a young boy he moved with his parents to Ogilvie, where he graduated from Ogilvie High School in 1953.
In 1954 he married Beverly Pearson from Mora, Minn. They have three children. Charlie worked for about 10 years for McKesson & Robbins Wholesale Drug Company in Minneapolis then on to Zimmerman where he was in the construction business. In 1973 they moved to Aitkin where he managed the Wealthwood Rod & Gun Club and enjoyed being with his trap shooting buddies. He also worked at Lake States Lumber for several years. The last two years Apache Junction, Ariz., has been their home.
He went peacefully to his heavenly home on Sept. 20, 2012, at the Banner Garden Hospice Facility in Meza, Ariz.
He is survived by his wife Beverly of 58 years; one daughter, Debra Heins, of Bemidji; two sons, Steven (Laura) Heins, of Cuyuna; and John (Darla) Heins, of Aitkin; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; one sister, Audrey (Dennis) Bistodeau, of Aitkin; three brothers, Owen (Wilma) Heins, of Aitkin, Edward (Darlene) Heins, of Corcoran, John (Vera) Heins, of Princeton; and several nieces and nephews and many friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles Theodore and Ethyl Heins; four brothers, Theodore, Warren, Gerald and James.
He will be sadly missed for his friendliness and ready smile. He was loved by all.
Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Westside Church in Aitkin with Pastor Dallas Smith officiating.