Christopher Heintz, 46, of Grand Rapids, MI unexpectedly passed away of natural causes on December 15, 2022. He is survived by his two sons, Peter, and Samuel; parents, James, and Mary Ann Heintz; brothers, David Heintz, Stephen (Stacia) Heintz, and John (Eileen) Giere; nieces/nephews; and former wife, Alicia Heintz.
He attended St. Thomas the Apostle Elementary School and graduated from Catholic Central High School in 1994. He furthered his education at Saginaw Valley and GRCC.
Chris could always be found along the fence watching his boys play sports. Whether baseball, basketball or football, nothing brought him more joy than cheering them on. Their shared love of sports bonded them on and off the field.
For the past few years Chris worked for Kessebohmer Ergonomics. He loved his job and the people he worked with. His hard work earned him career advancements that he was immensely proud of.
Chris achieved five years sobriety. May he rest peacefully knowing he won the battle that he fought every day.
Visitation will be held 4-7pm on Thursday, December 22, 2022, at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, with a time of sharing starting at 6:30pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30am on Friday, December 23, 2022, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 1449 Wilcox Park Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506. Rev. James Chelich presiding. Interment will take place 1pm Tuesday, December 27, 2022, at Resurrection Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations for his beloved two sons can be made to Peter and Samuel Heintz through Venmo @CHeintzfund.
So sad to see a good life cut short. Our hearts go out to the Heintz and Stack clans.
Mary Ann, Jim, David, Steve(O) and family, we are so sorry to hear that Chris has passed!
We have fond memories of him playing with Molly and the neighborhood kids. We still talk about how your front porch was his playpen for a while.
Please accept our condolences and know that Chris and the entire family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Although I did not know Chris that well as he was always in his familiar spot up the outfield line when watching Big Country (Sam) play. I do know that he was very proud of him and enjoyed watching him compete. I’m so sorry for your loss and am praying for strength and comfort during this unimaginable time.
My deepest condolences to my dear cousin MaryAnn, and her family , Jim, Peter , Samuel, David, Stephen , John, Sue, Dennis and all the friends and family who loved Chris. May he rest in everlasting peace. All our love from the O’Brien family. We hold you in our hearts . Love, Tess
Jim & Mary Ann,
Susan & I wish you and your family our deepest condolences…We still live in the old neighborhood, so if there is anything we can do, please let us know.
Dan & Susan Gerrity
Mary Ann & Jim & family, this is such a sad time my sympathy to all of you!
I remember Chris since he was a baby & he kept us in stitches! When he was about 3 we came over to play cards but not till he showed us all the toys in his toy box.
I feel so proud he has been alcohol free for 5 years & you shared that in the obit. That’s a tough road???? I cherish our memories from the years in Pentwater
Always fun! Seems like yesterday!
He was too young to leave us sometimes we don’t understand God’s plan. He will never be forgotten! God bless you all????♥️
My condolences to your family. I am saddened to hear the news. I too have fond memories of Chris during our younger days and the get togethers our families would have.
The Boys Basketball Program Players & Coaches offer our condolences to Peter and his family during these difficult times.
May God bless you and your Family.
East Grand Rapids Boys Basketball Program