Obituaries detail

Heinz G. Trienens

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 ( or Boys Town (


Alex & Gina Kothny May 14 ,2020

Friend of the family ,Coeur d'Alene ,Idaho

We are sending our live and prayers during this sad time. Onkel Heinz was our blessing!

Anna Gillard May 15 ,2020

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.

Monika Grether May 16 ,2020

4800 Zofingen ,Schweiz ,Kansas

Liebe Ulla, 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 Monika

Paul and Jean Buechler May 18 ,2020

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