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Karl Heineman

KEY WEST, Fla. - The remaining ducks and fish on the Chesapeake Bay and in the Florida Keys can rest a bit easier today, Karl John Heineman has passed. Karl, an avid hunter and fisherman all of his life, was born in Baltimore to Karl and Hilda in 1921. He is survived by Aleta, his wife of 70 years; son, Jeffrey Heineman of Baltimore; daughters, Karla Gleason on Big Coppitt Key and Wende (Joe) Caffrey on Sugarloaf Key; grandson, Ryan (Kelli) Gleason of Euless, Texas; granddaughters, Keely (Will) Patton of Cambridge, Md. and Molly Gleason of Washington, D.C.; great-grandson and great-granddaughter, Aleta Patten and Conall Gleason. Karl was a proud veteran of World War II. He enlisted in the Army and entered Aviation School. Before he was able to graduate, it was decided that more men were needed on the ground, so back in the infantry he went. He served in France and Germany. His outfit was one of the first to meet the Russians on the Elbe River. He farmed, fished and built houses in Baltimore and on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. He was famous for his prize figs. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.

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