July 20, 1928 – May 10, 2020
Olathe – Heinz G. Trienens, 91, a resident of Olathe, Kansas passed away at home surrounded by his family on May 10, 2020. He was born in Paderborn, Germany on July 20, 1928, the son of Hedwig Kramps and Konrad Trienens. He had two brothers, Josef (Seppel)(deceased) and Werner who is 95 and resides in Bentfeld, Germany with his wife Friedlinde.
He grew up during the extremely difficult times of WW II working miscellaneous jobs, including a flour mill of which he often spoke. He immigrated to the U.S. (Long Island, NY) in 1953 at the age of 25 in search of a better life and later became a citizen. It was on Long Island where he met another German immigrant, Ursula Grether, who he later married in 1956. Heinz and Ursula were married for over 63 years, raising two children, Patricia and Thomas, in the small town of Lindenhurst, Long Island where they lived for 45 years. Heinz worked different jobs, including 24 years in the Dairy industry, to support his family. In 2006 Heinz and Ursula moved to Olathe, Kansas to be closer to family.
Heinz enjoyed listening to his favorite music, working around the house, nature and animal television programs, working on cars and family trips. Most of all he was at his happiest anytime he was with his family. He cherished his faith and loved being part of the church community. He also enjoyed classic church organs.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Ursula Grether Trienens, daughter Patricia (Edward) Hearn, son Thomas Trienens, grandson Cody Hearn and brother Werner (Friedlinde) Trienens.
Memorial donations may be made in Heinz’s name to Children’s Mercy Hospital (www.childrensmercy.org) or Boys Town (www.boystown.org).
Friend of the family ,Coeur d'Alene ,Idaho
We are sending our live and prayers during this sad time. Onkel Heinz was our blessing!
Family friends ,Colts Neck ,New Jersey
I think of the times we gathered at the Jersey Shore or your house in Lindenhurst and it brings a smile to my face. Sending hugs and love your way.
4800 Zofingen ,Schweiz ,Kansas
zum Heimgang Deines lieben Mannes Heinz möchte ich mein tiefes Mitgefühl aussprechen.
Ich denke oft an die Zeit bei Euch auf
Long Island zurück.
In stiller Trauer
Tricia, Ed, and Cody,
We are sorry for your loss. We enjoyed the time we spent with Heinz in the past. He was a good man.
Paul and Jean Buechler