William Otto Heintz, 85, of Peotone, Illinois passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at his home on Poplar Grove Farm.
Bill was highly regarded in the corrugated box industry working in business management for Container Corporation of America and Ideal Box Company. He retired for the second time as Chief Operating Officer at Dong Fang America/Haire Group. He also served as president of TAPPI.

He was born on May 9, 1939, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, graduated from Central Bucks High School in Doylestown, Pennsylvania and attended Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. He was a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech) in Blacksburg, Virginia, majoring in business and was a First Lieutenant in the Core Cadets. He married the late Susan June (Campbell) Heintz on June 23, 1962 and was a veteran of the US Army. He served as a captain during the Vietnam War in the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (Blackhorse Regiment).

Bill loved the land, and having been raised on a farm, loved being part of the farming community in Peotone. He was happiest there surrounded by family, friends, and his devoted dog. He cared deeply for others and despite his physical limitations in his later years, continued to connect with friends and family, forming deep friendships with those he knew. His circle was wide, and he will be missed for his wisdom, humor, and kindness toward all. He was an incredibly resilient man, but in sincere humility, found strength in his deep faith in God.

Memorials to the Manteno Veterans Home, Peotone American Legion Post 392, or Immanuel United Church of Christ would be appreciated. Share a memory at www.feddehelfrichcrossfh.com.

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