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Charles A Heins, Olivia Times July 8, 1954

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Charles A. Heins

Funeral at Olivia Today For C. A. Heins

Funeral services were held at 2:30 o’clock this Thursday afternoon at the Methodist church in Olivia for Chas. A. Heins, 80, of St. Paul and a well known former resident of Olivia, who died at Ancker hospital Monday, July 5.

The service was conducted by Rev. Harry M. Peterson and burial was made in the Olivia Cemetery. A short service was conducted at the Fred Johnston Funeral home in St. Paul this morning by Rev. Ernest Lowe, a former Olivia pastor.

Mr. Heins suffered a stroke about three weeks before his death and his condition was serious. He had suffered a slight stroke about two years previous, but had recovered and was enjoying fairly good health.

Chas. A. Heins was born Oct. 22, 1873 at Beaver Falls and was the son of the late P.W. Heins and Margaret J. Heins. He was four years of age when his parents moved to Olivia, where he attended local schools. He later attended Hamline University and the Curtis Business College in Minneapolis.

In 1887 he entered his father’s bank as a bookkeeper and three years later became vice president, a position he held until 1904 when he became president. He was also connected with the Heins hardware here until 1915. In 1904 he organized and became the president of the Canning factory, and was active in other organizations and in promoting the interests of Olivia

He became a member of the state militia in 1897 and for 11 years from 1901 to 1912, served as the first lieutenant. He also served as a sergeant during the Spanish-American war. He served on the village council for three years and was a member of the Commanders of St. Paul. He was the trustee of the local Methodist church many years ago.

Mr. Heins was united in marriage to Verna Cole in St. Paul on April 22, 1901, since 1925 the family has lived in St. Paul and in recent years Mr. Heins has retired from active work.

He is survived by his wife and one son, Carl, who is now a chief petty officer in the Navy and stationed at Brooklyn, N. Y. He is also survived by one brother, Warren H. Heins of Olivia.

Pallbearers at the funeral today were R. A. Brown, Glander Hoaglund, L. P. Mahler, Gilbert Heglund, Lloyd Mehlhouse, Olivia and Dr. D. R. Miller of Bird Island.