Stanley Heins

Sept. 26, 1926-April 5, 2014

REDWOOD FALLS – Services for Stanley P. Heins, 87, of Redwood Falls will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Nelson-Martin Funeral Home for those in the Redwood Falls area, and then at 11 a.m. Friday at Oronoco Presbyterian Church, Oronoco, Minnesota (north of Rochester). Burial will follow in the Oronoco Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Nelson-Martin Funeral Home in Redwood Falls and will continue on Friday at the church in Oronoco for one hour prior to services. Arrangements are with Nelson-Martin Funeral Service of Redwood Falls.

He died Saturday, April 5, 2014, while at Immanuel-St. Joseph Hospital in Mankato.

Stanley Phillip Heins, was born Sept. 26, 1926, to Myrtle L. Heins, in Rochester. On Aug. 31, 1946, he married Phyllis Y. Sykes and they made their home in the Pine Island and Zumbrota area for 19 years. During that time, Stanley worked for Goodhue County REC as a lineman and power use adviser. In 1965, they moved to Wadena where he taught electrical lineworker training at the vocational school until his retirement in 1989.

During the summer of 1976, Stan and Phyllis moved into the house they built on Long Lake near Park Rapids. When not teaching Stan enjoyed wood working, latch hook rug making, camping and traveling, but most of all he liked to stay busy. In the summer of 2002 they moved to Redwood Falls to be closer to family.

Stanley is survived by his children Kenneth (and Sharon) Heins of Pompton Plains, N.J., Pamela (and Richard) Kesteloot of Marshall, Donald (and Sharon) Heins of Waikoloa, Hawaii, and Charles (and Marlene) Heins of Redwood Falls; grandchildren Keith Heins, Robin Heins, Korey (and Melissa) Kesteloot, Wade (and Tara) Kesteloot, and Matt (and Robin) James; five great-grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his wife Phyllis in 2007, and his mother Myrtle in 1986.

Blessed be his memory.