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Heinz Hamelberg

March 22, 1945 ~ June 21, 2021 (age 76)


Heinz Juergen Hamelberg, 76, of Huntington Beach, CA, passed away on June 21, 2021 in Long Beach, CA.

Heinz was born in Nienburg Germany to Ilsedore & Fritz Hamelberg on March 22, 1945. 

Shortly after attaining a business certificate from a university in Hanover, Germany, Heinz migrated to the United States. Soon after migrating to the United States, he was drafted into the US Army, with English as his second language. Heinz was then sent to the Vietnam War, where he became an Army Staff Sergeant and earned the very honorable Bronze Star Medal. 

After his duties in the Army, Heinz settled in Orange County, California & pursued a career as a car salesman. Having the natural ability to connect with people, and an infectious charm & humour, he became a successful car salesman throughout his working career. 

Heinz was an incredible husband, a wonderful father to four sons, and an even better grandfather.  

Some of Heinz’s favorite hobbies were taking his sons camping & fishing, breeding & training racing pigeons, watching & playing sports with his sons, family gatherings of all kinds, cooking & bbq’ing, and traveling all over Europe, the Caribbean, & Philippines with his wife, Emma.

Heinz also loved nature and animals. Proudly, he grew plums, oranges, apples, avocados, nectarines, and other fruits and vegetables, in addition to all kinds of plants & flowers. Throughout his life, he had many pets, including dogs (mainly German Shepards), fish, chickens, and his beloved racing pigeons. 

Heinz is survived by his wife, Emma Hamelberg; his sisters Ingrid, Heide, and Anna; his brother, Fritz; his sons, Ryan, Jason, Christopher, and Scottie; and his grandkids, Mckenzie, Grayson, Christian, and Andrew. 

He is reunited in heaven with his mother, Ilsedore, and father, Fritz. 

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July 6, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Heritage - Dilday Memorial Services (Huntington Beach)

Funeral Mass
July 7, 2021

9:45 AM to 11:00 AM
Sts. Simon & Jude Catholic Church
20444 Magnolia Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92646

July 7, 2021

2:00 PM
Miramar National Cemetery
5795 Nobel Drive
San Diego, CA 92122

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