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Broderick “Brody” Dennis Heinz

Birth Date: February 3, 2005
Death Date: March 3, 2019

Decatur – Broderick “Brody” Dennis Heinz, 14, of Decatur, IL, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019, in his home surrounded by his family.  

Brody was born February 3, 2005, in Urbana, IL, the son of David and Stefani (Williams) Heinz. An 8th grader at Holy Family Catholic School and member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Brody was very active in sports. He participated in baseball, basketball, track, but he especially enjoyed playing football for the Junior Dawgs.  

He is survived by his parents: David and Stefani Heinz of Decatur; grandparents: Glenn and Esther Williams of Decatur, Dennis and Sharon Heinz of Oreana; great grandmothers: Phyllis Lehman of Decatur and Elinor Heinz of Maroa; uncle, Justin Williams; aunts: Tiffany Heinz of Decatur and Toshia Solano of Illiopolis; cousins: Michael, Ashley, Tatum, Laynee, Katie and Emily. Brody is also survived by his God Parents, Michael and Megan Smith along with their children Nathaniel and Elia Smith of Decatur.  

Visitation will be Thursday, March 7, 2019, from 4 to 8 PM, at Moran & Goebel Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 AM, Friday, March 8, 2019, at Holy Family Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Point Pleasant Cemetery. Memorials may be made to: Children’s Cancer Therapy Development Institute ( or Sarcoma Foundation of America (  

 The family of Broderick Dennis “Brody” Heinz is being served by the Moran & Goebel Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2801 N. Monroe St., Decatur, IL 62526. Memories and condolences may be shared at 

March 7, 2019
4:00 pm
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Moran & Goebel Funeral Home
2801 North Monroe Street Decatur, IL 62526
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Mass of Christian Burial
March 8, 2019
10:00 am
Holy Family Catholic Church
2400 S. Franklin Decatur, IL 62521
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March 8, 2019
Point Pleasant Cemetery
Long Creek Township, IL
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  1. I am very sorry to read about your loss at such a young age. The Bible provides much hope at Revelation 21:4 stating that death will soon be done away with along with mourning, outcry and pain. They will be things of the past. This is a promise from God that will come true!

  2. Dear Dave, Stephanie, Glen and Esther. Our hearts weep with you but our Spirits rejoice knowing that Brody is with our Lord Jesus Christ. When his Spirit left his body he was present with our Lord. Oh the smile from cheek to cheek that must have been on Brody face as he stood before Jesus! Brody has no more pain and no more tears but God is saving every tear you have shed, are shedding and will shed as you grieve for your sweet Brody. May Jesus surround you with His neverending Love and mercy that is new every morning. MayJesus hold you tightly in His arms and comfort you. May all your precious memories of Brody bless you and bring you comfort.
    In His love,
    Frances Basil

  3. Diana Manning

    Written by: “Squeak” David and Diana Manning

    We are so sorry for your loss. We didn’t know Brody, but we sure knew who he was, through all his friends who cared. He was a strong, sweet fighter. He fought a hard fight with the help of his family. We do know Brody’s family and they are among the best people we know. Dennis and Sharon, we’re so very sorry. We know how special grandkids are. We can’t imagine your pain. Our heart breaks for all of you. But, What a son/grandson! We’ve heard nothing but good about Brody. He made his mark on all who knew him or knew of him. Our deepest sympathies.
    Squeak and Diana Manning. Argenta

  4. Brody Heinz

    Written by: Tylena & David Brand

    We are so very sorry for loss of Brody. We can’t imagine nor can we find the words to share our deepest sympathy with you. In lieu of flowers we donated to Children’s Cancer Therapy Devlopment in Brody’s name.

  5. We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Brody. My son Lleyton met Brody on the football field a couple of years ago. He said he was one of the nicest boys and one of the most welcoming. Thank you for raising such a sweet young man. He always had a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye. Sending our deepest condolences , healing prayers, and comforting hugs.

  6. We are so deeply saddened by the news of Brody’s passing. Our condolences to you and the entire Heinz/Williams Family. I see what a bright light Brody was to all who encountered him and I am only sorry I never got the chance to personally meet him. However, the pics I so often saw of him were nothing but happiness. That is all a parent wishes for their child……. He was so blessed to have such caring parents who meant the world to him. Stef and Dave, I hope you can find peace and comfort in knowing Brody is pain free and will be your forever Angel looking down on you and protecting his Proud Papa and Sweet Mama.
    May God bless you and keep you strong during this most difficult time. Thoughts, prayers and hugs are sent to your family from ours.
    Rest In Peace Sweet Boy…….

  7. This is one of your cousins… Margie… I didn’t get to know you but from your looks u r a swell young man… I bet u touched many hearts.
    I can see your great grandfather Roger in you.
    I know you gave your all and your all will be remembered everyday.
    You are special

  8. We are so sorry for your loss. Brody and your family will continue to be in our daily prayers. May God wrap you with peace and comfort during this most difficult time.

  9. Our love and prayers are with your family. May the Lord hold you close in comfort, as he holds Brody in his arms. God Bless.

  10. Our deepest condolences to all of Brodys family and friends. Our Prayers for comfort to your hearts. May God give you strength and peace in this difficult time. What a beautiful blessing he was on earth and can now rejoice in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ cancer free.
    All our love cousins. God Bless!

  11. We’re so sorry, Dave and Stafani. Brody and you both have been in our prayers and on our prayer list at church since we learned of his illness, and we will continue to pray for you. We never got a chance to know Brody, it seems he got sick so soon after you moved in next door; but our pastor, Tim Kovalcik, coached Brody in track and tells us he was an exceptional athlete and young man. No one can imagine the grief you must be feeling; but we pray you find comfort and healing in your faith in God and the support of your family, friends and neighbors. God bless you.

  12. Brody. Brody could walk in and light up a room with a smile, a story or telling us all about a movie he just watched. He was such a bright light in our lives and the lives of anyone who knew him. Our family will never be the same without Brody in it. But WOW are we blessed to have had him so close to us for 14 years. I would do anything to hear “Hey Megan” as he is getting ready to tell me some amazing story about Lord knows what. LOL. We love him so and miss him just as much. He always said he would protect Elia when they were in high school together and I have no doubt he still will. Love you, buddy! Stef and Dave……you already know.

  13. Prayer for Brody's Family and Friends

    Written by: Tim and Jennelle Schook

    May God watch over Brody’s family and friends and bring them comfort during this difficult time.

  14. Thinking of you and your family.
    I know words will never take this pain away. May you have peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and precious memories to forever hold in your heart.

  15. such a wonderful guy

    Written by: Brenda brown

    I’m so sorry for all your loss I didn’t know Brody very well heard amazing and great things about him such a sweet and nice lovely man kids and teachers at Holy family all loved him thought he was the greatest he will be greatly missed and he was so loved by all and will never ever be forgotten and angle now up in heaven looking down on everyone love ❤️ you Brody always and forever and always in our hearts thoughts and prayers for you all every day god bless you all always and forever till we all see Brody again

  16. John and I want to extend our deepest sympathy to all of you. I’m sorry we have not been there for you during the duration have never seized in prayer and will continue to pray forever. I cannot fathom the grief that you feel and I just pray that God comforts you every time you need it.

  17. Brody Heinz

    Written by: John & Twila Stukins

    We are so extremely sorry for your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God be with you.

  18. So very sorry for you loss! My prayers have been and will continue to be with you and your family! May God hold you in the palm of His hands.

  19. So sorry for your loss. Sharon Heinz, I Love and Miss U. Prayers for the whole family. Much love from SC

  20. My heartfelt sympathy to your family. God blessed you with this amazing special young man. Though your hearts are breaking right now he will be waiting for you and shining his love on you every day.

  21. Our deepest Sympathy to all of Brody’s Family and Friends. Our thoughts and Prayers are with all of you.

  22. Dave and Stephanie,

    Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your darling son. Please know that you are in our prayers always! The Lord is with you always giving you comfort, peace and healing during this most difficult time. Hold on to your memories as the Lord holds on to Brody until you can be together again.

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