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Merlin Heinitz

May 6, 1937 — March 29, 2018

Merlin Heinitz

Merlin Heinitz, 80, Jamestown, ND died Thursday afternoon, March 29, 2018 at his home in Jamestown.

Merlin was born May 6, 1937 at Sykeston, ND the son of Martin Heinitz and Alice (Hansen) Heinitz. He attended school at Heaton, ND, graduating from Heaton High School in 1955.

He and Helen Erstad were married June 1, 1958 at Jamestown, ND. Merlin drove truck as an owner operator of James River Trucking until his retirement in 2003.

Merlin enjoyed horse racing and raced his thourobred, centerpiece at Portland Meadows. He loved watching horse racing on television as well.

He is survived by his wife Helen, son Neil (Ginny) Heinitz, Wenatchee, WA; 2 grandchildren David and John Heinitz, and 3 siblings, Floyd Heinitz, Dickinson, ND; Duane (Sharon) Heinitz, Bullhead, AZ; and Cloy (Dennis) Trottier, Lexington, KY.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial Service- 2:00 pm Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Haut Funeral Chapel in Jamestown, ND with Chaplain Kathleen Heller, officiating

Burial- Carrington Cemetery, Carrington, ND in the spring

The family requests that memorials be sent to the JRMC Hospice or the James River Humane Society


Memorial Service

Haut Funeral Home - Jamestown
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