Inurnment will take place at a later date.
Roman Dale Heinrichs, the son of Roman and Erma "Jean" (Jarnigan) Heinrichs, was born July 2, 1957, in Spencer. He spent his childhood years in Spencer, graduating from Spencer High School in 1975.
Roman resided in Spencer, where he worked at SuperValu for 28 years. After the store's closing, Roman worked at The Daily Reporter. Roman enjoyed spending time with friends and family, golfing, drumming, listening to music, watching NFL football; always choosing a new "team," and playing board games; scrabble was his favorite. He had a great sense of humor and always a big smile to go with it.
On Friday, April 20, 2012, Roman passed away at the age of 54, after a long, courageous battle with cancer.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Left to cherish Roman's memory are his daughter, Sarah Heinrichs, of Spirit Lake; his mother, Jean Heinrichs, of Spencer; sister, Cinda Heinrichs (Lynn Galbraith), of Dickens; two brothers: Dan (Susan) Heinrichs, of Denver, Colo., and Terry (Jaqueline) Heinrichs, of Spencer; niece, Molly; three nephews: Karl, Jeremiah and Zac; a special friend, Lori Erickson; a special care-giving friend, Don Conlon; as well as many other loved friends, doctors and nurses who helped him along his journey,
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Spencer Hospital.
Joyce Funeral Home of Emmetsburg is in charge of arrangements.