Heinz Joseph Christian Wichterich
Heinz Joseph Christian Wichterich, 84 of Burleson, Texas, died Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at a local hospital.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 10, 2019, at First Christian Church of Burleson , 601 S.W. Johnson Avenue, Burleson, Texas.
Heinz was born in Koln, Germany, to Heinrich and Maria Christina Fritzen Wichterich and immigrated to the United States at age 16. He served in the United States Air Force from 1954-1957. He attended TCU and graduated from Arlington State College, now the University of Texas at Arlington, with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He worked at LTV Corporation, now Lockheed Martin, for 36 years as an instrumentation engineer.
Heinz was active in the Burleson Soccer Association as a coach and referee. He enjoyed playing soccer, hiking and being outdoors. He was a member of the Fort Worth Bicycle Association where he made many lifelong friends through his love of cycling.
He is survived by his wife, Juanice Wallis Wichterich; sons, Christian and his wife, Kathy of Arlington, Texas, Eric and his wife, Deborah, of Burleson, Texas; grandchildren, Chelsea Paigen and her husband, Josh, Madison, Connor, Garrett, Jake and Lauren; great-grandchildren, Blaize and Charley Jo.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made by check to the Fort Worth Bicycle Association, P. O. Box 131, Aledo, Texas 76008.