IVAN LEON HEINSOHN, JR. was born Nov. 26, 1934 to Ivan Leon and Martha Ann (Shelton) Heinsohn at Shattuck, Okla. He departed this life on April 20, 2006 at the age of 71 years 4 months and 24 days at his home south of Arnett, Okla.
Jr. grew up on the Heinsohn family farm where he helped with the many activities of farm life and this is where he learned to love the land. Jr. started school at Packsaddle completing his formal education in Arnett, Okla.
Then to continue his education Uncle Sam called, so Jr. enlisted in the United States Army on Feb. 19, 1957 and was stationed at Ft. Lewis, Wash. He received his Honorable Discharge on May 31, 1963.
Upon returning home Jr. continued his love for the land by taking a job with the Detrixhe’s around Higgins, Texas for a few years. Then he returned to the family farm also working for neighboring ranchers and farmers. Jr. always made time to do a little fishing and hunting and was marksman with a rifle.
Jr. was preceded in death by his parents Ivan Leon and Martha Ann Heinsohn, three brothers Rollin, Raymond and Doyle, one niece Lola (Miller) Pshigoda, two nephews Leslie Pshigoda and Robert Heinsohn.
He is survived by his two sisters Norma Lee Miller and husband Max of Arnett, Okla., and Margaret Ann Town and husband Don of Bridgeport, Texas, three sisters-in-law Sue Heinsohn of Arnett, Eileen Heinsohn of South Dakota and Dorothy Heinsohn of Shattuck, several nieces, nephews, other family and many friends.
Services were held Monday, April 24, 2006 at 10 a.m. at The Christian Church at Arnett, Okla. interment following at the DeBolt Cemetery, Arnett, Okla. under the direction of Shaw Funeral Home.
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