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passed away Sunday, October 10, 2021 at the age of 80.

Loving husband of Linda (nee Morgan); dear dad of Lisa (Megan Petra) and Lea (Bob) Heintz; dear papa to Emily (Bryn) Sitzes and Jonathan Heintz; and dear great papa to Owen.  Our dear brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great uncle and friend.

Bob was born in St. Louis to Alexander and Mary Riek, the third of their six children. He worked in his father’s Tom Boy store in Maplewood beginning at the age of 14.  Bob met “the girl next door” and was married to Linda for 58 years.  Bob proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1963-1967 as an air policeman securing the Minuteman missiles in Minot, North Dakota.  His career in the grocery business spanned more than 40 years, 35 of those with Schnucks.  Bob enjoyed spending time with his family, drawing, dancing, listening to music, bowling, shooting pool, playing cribbage and traveling.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.

Services: Visitation at St. Francis Xavier College Church on Wednesday, October 20 from 9:00am until funeral mass at 10:00am.  Interment services at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.