Bill & Wanda Heinz

1990 Commodore

Bill Heinz and First Mate Wanda Heinz

Commodore Career: Benefit Consultant

Commodore Date of Birth: 6.14.1949

Commodore Hometown: Lake Mills, WI

Siblings in order: Bill, Bob, Jim, Don, Rick, Eve, Eileen, Ellen

First Mate Career: Retail

First Mate Date of Birth: 3.15.1949

Hometown: Shreveport, LA

Siblings in order: Linda, Judy, Wanda, Bo, Jimmy, Janet, Dwayne, Randy

Children 1: Amy Dokken Spouse: Matt Dokken

Children 2: Ben Heinz
Spouse: LeeAnn Heinz

Date of Marriage: 7.12.1969

How did you and your partner meet? Met in last semester of my High School Year, she moved to Wisconsin from Louisiana and ended up going to my school the last semester. I claimed her as mine the first day and never let go.

Commodore Hobbies and Interests: Kayaking, snowshoeing, miscellaneous stuff.

Commodore Community Involvement: Riverfest, IrishFest, Rotary Lights.

First Mate Hobbies and Interests: Reading, crafts.

Tell the story of how you were asked to be a Commodore and First Mate: Things were simple in my day. Two Commodores, Phil Quillin and Tom Reinert, set up an appointment to meet with me at my Restaurant. They asked me if I would be the Commodore for 1990. My response was fairly negative because I was too busy running my restaurant business and wasn’t sure if I would have the time to commit. I told them I would let them

know the next day. I went home and discussed with Wanda, and decided to do the deed.

One thing on your Bucket List: Whitewater Rafting on the Colorado River

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