Heinrich Franz Schalle Jr., age 85 of Lompac, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at the Arroyo Grande Care Center. Heinrich (Heinz or Henry) to family and friends was born on January 17, 1933 in Mainz, Germany. He survived a difficult childhood in World War ll Germany and became a skilled machinist/toolmaker working for the automobile company Opel. On April 7, 1955, Heinz married Eleonore Laun and the two of them emigrated to the United States in 1957. Shortly after arriving, Heinz was drafted into the United States Army where he served for over twenty-two years. Following his proud service to his new country, Heinz worked as an Air Force civilian at Vandenberg Air Force Base where he performed various duties including refurbishing Titan ll missile silos. In latter years, Heinz settled into retirement in Lompac where he enjoyed social gatherings of pool and card playing with his many friends.
Heinz is preceded in death by his wife Eleonore (Laun), his parents Heinrich Franz Schalle Sr. and Johanna Doederlein, his sister Wilma (Trent), and brother Gisbert Schalle. He is survived by his son, Robert (Amy) Schalle of Beavercreek, Ohio, daughter Mary (Ron) Genise, Richmond, California, daughter Sylvia (Steve) Rhea of Nipomo ,California, his grandchildren Steven and Sarah Genise, Alexis (Joel) McPeters, Stephanie Rhea, and Naomi Schalle. Prayers also for Heinz’s longtime companion Caecil Civerolo of Santa Maria.
Heinz will be remembered for his quick wit, generosity, love of soccer, and commitment to family. He will be greatly missed.
Memorial service for Heinz will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at the Walton-Moore Funeral Home, Sycamore, Ohio with Pastor John Schlicher officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery, Sycamore, Ohio where the Sycamore American Legion Post # 250 will conduct a military graveside service. Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. prior to the memorial service.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Donor’s choice in care of Walton-Moore Funeral Home, P.O. Box 350, Sycamore, Ohio 44882. Online expressions of sympathy can be made at waltonmoorefuneralhome.com