David Paul Heinisch


11 AM - 1 PM
Friday, February 16, 2024
St. Bridget's Catholic Church
211 East Division Street
River Falls WI, 54022

Funeral Service

1 PM - 2 pm
Friday, February 16, 2024
St. Bridget's Catholic Church
211 East Division Street
River Falls WI, 54022


2:30 PM - 3:00 p.m.
Friday February 16, 2024
St. Bridget Catholic Cemetery
Cemetery Road
River Falls WI, 54022

David Paul Heinisch, beloved son, brother, uncle and cherished member of his family, passed away unexpectedly in the early week of February 5th, leaving a legacy of passion, love and determination.

David was born on February 20th, 1987 to Earl and Deb Heinisch of River Falls, WI.  From a young age he exhibited a love for the outdoors, especially fishing with his father, Earl, and the fervent love for bow hunting deer.  His deep connection to nature fueled his dream to one day break ground and build his home in the majestic Colorado Mountains where he spent much of his time immersed in the beauty of the wilderness he adored.

Graduating top of his class from the University of River Falls with a double major in physics and mathematics, he then furthered his education with a degree from the University of Minnesota in mechanical engineering.  David possessed an extraordinary intellect and insatiable curiosity about the world around him.  As a gifted mechanical engineer, he improved and invented biomedical equipment, holding groundbreaking patents and contributions to his field.

His achievements were remarkable and his future promising.

Beyond his professional pursuits, David was a beacon of love and warmth to his family, friends and everyone he knew.

He shared a special bond with parents, sister Angela (husband Andy Kroska) and sister Kelly Heinisch.  His nieces Addison and Ava Kroska held a very special place in his heart and he treasured every moment spent with them.

David’s passing leaves a profound void in the hearts of all who had the great opportunity to spend time with him.  His infectious laughter, kind spirit, and unwavering determination will be deeply missed by family, friends and colleagues.

In honoring David’s memory, let us remember his passion for life, his big heart, his love for his family and friends, and the relentless pursuit of perfection in everything he did.  May he find eternal peace in the embrace of the mountains and rivers he so dearly loved and be forever remembered as a shining example of strength, kindness and unwavering dedication to perfection.

A Visitation for David will be held from 11:00 a.m – 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 16, 2024 at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church, 211 E Division Street River Falls, WI 54022.  Mass of Christian Burial to begin at 1:00 p.m. A catered lunch will be served after mass at the church.  Family will join shortly and return after burial.


David Survived by: 


Grandparents: LeIlah Dowiasch


Parents: Deb and Earl Heinisch


Sisters: Kelly Heinisch, Angela Kroska and husband Andy Kroska, Mary Ann Woods and Family


Nieces and Nephews: Addison Kroska, Ava Kroska, Tyler Kroska


Many Aunts, Uncles and cousins


Preceded in death by: 


Allice and Paul Heinisch (Grandparents), Sylvester Dowiasch (Grandpa), Robert Dowiasch (Uncle), Paul Heinisch (uncle), Roger Heinisch (Uncle), Joyce Heinisch (Aunt), Veronica Heinisch (Cousin), Geri Dowiasch (Aunt)



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  1. Angela, Andy and your family,
    We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this hard time. Love, Margee and Mark Cory

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