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Virgil "Corkey" Heinrichs

April 21, 1928 - January 27, 2018
From: Spencer, IA
Virgil "Corkey" Heinrichs

Virgil "Corkey" Heinrichs

Born: April 21, 1928
Died: January 27, 2018
Age: 89

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    Virgil John “Corkey” Heinrichs was born April 21, 1928, on a farm near Bridgewater, South Dakota.  His parents were Alphonse Heinrichs and Christina Wernimont.  Corkey spent his childhood in Carroll County, Iowa, where he graduated from 8th grade at St. Peter and Paul School.  In 1947, he began laying floor covering with his brother, Alvin.

   On June 1, 1950, he married Louise Winker.  They lived in Sac City for 16 years before moving to Spencer in 1966, where he continued to lay floor covering.  In 1976, he and Louise opened Corkey’s Carpets in north Spencer.  Corkey retired in 1990.

   Corkey’s hobbies included pole fishing, bow fishing, ice fishing and rock collecting.  He collected rocks from all over the United States and nine different countries.

   Corkey is preceded in death by his wife, Louise, in 2014; his parents; son, Kim; a great-grandson, Mathew Schnurr; brothers: Alvin, Edward, Roman, Fritzie; and one sister, Barbara.

   He is survived by his children:  Keith Heinrichs of Spencer, IA, Kris (Phil) Schnurr of Washington, MO, Kelvin (Laura) Heinrichs of Bradenton, FL, and Kurt Heinrichs of Spencer, IA; sister, Irene Glenn of Oskaloosa, IA; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services be held 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, January 30, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer.
Father William Schreiber
Dustin Schnurr
Steven Schnurr
Crayton Heinrichs
Aaron Heinrichs
Tyler Heinrichs
Drew Heinrichs
Visitation will take place Monday, January 29, at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer, starting at 2:00 P.M., with family present 5:30-7:00 P.M.
North Lawn Memorial Park
Spencer, Iowa


Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 9:53 AM
“Kurt and family, Our sympathies to you all. Corkey and Louise were great neighbors for years. Corkey always had a story to share and was always playing show and tell with his rock collection to our son Mitchell. Hardly a day went by that we didn't see him outdoors tending to his trees and his yard. Praying for peace for you all at this time.”
- Bryan & Shantell Sebastian
Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 8:06 AM
“Thinking of you at this sad time. Our prayers are with you as you mourn the loss of your loved one.”
- Gordy & Mary Ann Quail
Monday, January 29, 2018 at 4:27 PM
“Keith and the family of Corky...Just wanted to say we are sorry he had to say good bye for now. He takes your love with him. Our bodies are temporary, but our souls and the love is forever. Blessings”
- Jean and Jerry Alspach
Monday, January 29, 2018 at 3:58 PM
“My Sympathy.”
- Diane Mozena
Monday, January 29, 2018 at 10:56 AM
“Keith and family.....We are so sorry to hear about your dad!!! When we built our home, we had all the carpet from Corkeys Carpets. It was wonderful! Your mother was such a sweet lady also. May God wrap his arms around you all and give you peace!”
- Bryan and Gayle Bailey
Monday, January 29, 2018 at 10:55 AM
“Kris and family, we are sorry for your loss, you are in our prayers. Bob and Shelly”
- Bob and Shelly Hartzell
Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 3:58 PM
“We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.”
- Steve & Barb Meyer
Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 3:58 PM
“I always enjoyed talking to Virgil at the bank, he was a great guy. Thoughts and prayers. ”
- Scott Conrad
Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 3:58 PM
“You and your families are in our thoughts and Prayers...Dale & Becky”
- Becky Woolery
Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 3:58 PM
“To all of Corkey's family use are sorry for your loss. We had many good times with Corkey and Louise back in the good old days. We miss them both. ”
- Vern and Pat Berg
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