Virgil Heinrichs

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Funeral services for Virgil “Corkey” Heinrichs, 89, of Spencer, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Rev. William Schreiber will officiate the service.

Visitation will be conducted Monday at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer, starting at 2 p.m. with the family present from 5:30-7 p.m.

Burial will be conducted at North Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Spencer.

Heinrichs passed away Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, at home.

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

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

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.