October 27, 1953 – November 2, 2017
Eddy Heitz, 64, of Boise, Idaho passed away Thursday, November 2, 2017 at his home from cancer. He was born October 27, 1953 in Twin Falls, Idaho to Frank C. and Beverly J. Welsh Heitz. The Heitz family lived in Twin Falls where Eddy graduated from Twin Falls High School in 1972. He continued his education at the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls majoring in Business.
Music was a significant part of Eddy’s life growing up and beyond. He played the Clarinet and the Bassoon and was active in band programs throughout his school years including CSI Pep Band. He also played with the Treasure Valley Concert Band in Boise during the 80’s.
He was a past Master Counselor of the Twin Falls DeMolay Chapter and received various awards within the organization including the Chevalier Degree which is the highest honor of the Supreme Council for outstanding DeMolay service.
Eddy was a Times News paper carrier
for many years until he began working as a bagger for Shelby’s Grocery Store in 1970. Shelby’s later became Smith’s. Eddy continued to work for Smith’s after he moved to Boise accumulating 20 years with the company. For the last 21 years he was employed by Albertson’s and had worked in various positions. Most recently he was the receiving clerk at the Fairview and Cole store.
Survivors include 3 siblings and his sister-in-law, MCPO James Heitz USN (Ret.) and Norma Heitz; Susan Metzger and Rita Robertson. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews Christine Robertson and partner Lee Ronald; Jennifer and Matthew Rhees and James, Jacob and Julia; Karen Metzger and Kori; Kim Metzger; Brad and Jenifer Robertson and Olive and Vance; TSgt. James Heitz Jr. USAF, Rocio Heitz and Damien; and SrA Frank Heitz USAF. Eddy was preceded in death by both of his parents, his sister Bonnie, and brothers David and Kenneth.
The family would like to extend their appreciation to the doctors and medical professionals from St Al’s, Life Care Center of Treasure Valley and Homewatch Caregivers who all provided care for Eddy.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, November 10, 2017 at Bowman Funeral Chapel in Garden City.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Idaho Food Bank or to the Idaho Youth Ranch.