Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Michael Lee Heinberger, Jr.

Michael Lee Heinberger, Jr., age 58, of Mansfield, died Thursday, December 23, 2021 at Avita Health System Galion Hospital as a result of a heart attack.

Mike was born August 15, 1963 in Mansfield to Shirley Jean (Makowski) and Michael Lee Heinberger, Sr. He was a very talented auto mechanic his entire life beginning his work at his parents’ station, M & S Marathon. His talents lead him to become an ASE Certified GM Mechanic and he spent his entire life working at various dealerships- most recently for Rocket Chevrolet in Shelby.

It did not matter where Mike was or what he was doing, if there was someone who needed him, he was there. He was such a giving person who was always on the go. He was continually in work mode and constantly wanted to prove his worth. Mike had his family, and he had his bar family at Finish Line and Bostic Time- both of which he was incredibly close with. He was always the life of the party and quickly became friends with anyone he was around. Mike enjoyed throwing darts and poker night, taking canoeing trips with his bar family, and fishing trips with friends. Back road car drives with his wife, Crystal, were frequent and driving the grandchildren around on the 4-wheeler was always a thrill. He was always so much fun to be around.

Mike married Crystal G. (Tackett) Heinberger on June 17, 2006 and she survives. Also surviving are his 3 children: Christopher Michael Heinberger of Ashland, Jami Harvilla of Galion, and Brandon Mansfield of Toledo; 4 grandchildren: Alivia Faith and Karson Lee Heinberger and Liam Masyn and Roman Hudsyn Harvilla; his father: Michael Lee Heinberger, Sr. of Marblehead; a sister and brother: Cynthia Lee Heinberger of Galion and Kevin Lee (Amanda) Heinberger of Mansfield; a brother-in-law: Jason Lee (Christina) Tackett of Mansfield; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Jean (Makowski) Heinberger, and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Faye and Jr. Tackett.

Family and friends are welcome on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 from 5-8 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 12 noon. Guests may also visit one hour prior to the funeral on Wednesday form 11 am- 12 noon. Pastor Jay Hill will officiate the services with burial following in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Olivesburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shelby First Lutheran Church Food Pantry, 33 Broadway Street, Shelby, OH 44875.

Appropriate ways to express sympathy for those unable to attend may be done by leaving an online condolence on Mike’s obituary at or by leaving a comment on his post on the funeral home’s Facebook page,

Memories & Condolence

  1. Cathie Schuster-Storms says:

    Cindy, Kevin and Mike – So sorry to hear about Mike. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Praying for comfort for you all as well.

    Cathie Schuster-Storms and family

  2. Nicki Meister says:

    My heart is breaking for you and the rest of the family. I have many memories of darts with you guys and fun times at the Finish Line. I am here if you need anything. Sending love and hugs your way.

  3. Wiseman Ron&Peggy says:

    Ron&Peggy Wiseman&family praying for all Michael’s family. God bless all.

  4. Craig Underwood says:

    Mike , was my friend!!! Great mechanic!!! It was my my privilege to work with him for years. I loved him like a brother.
    He will be missed everyday and I still
    Can’t believe he is gone .
    Craig Underwood

  5. Bonnie Smith says:

    Went to school with Mike . What a Good person!! My heart is sad to hear this .My prayers go to him and his Family . God Bless !!

  6. Robert and Lisa Paramore says:

    To Chrystal and family so very sorry for your loss , may he Rest In Peace
    God bless !

  7. Tim Norris says:

    Sympathy and Condolences to the family, been awhile but we had the opportunity to know Mike in the past years he was an awesome and special guy knew how to grill and I’m know he will be missed!
    Tim Norris & Arlene (Sqrow) Boudreau

  8. David Fort says:

    Sorry to hear of Mike’s passing.

  9. Robin (Lambert) wingrove says:

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and family

  10. Debra Dewalt &Ruth Persinger says:

    So very very sorry he was a wonderful human being and a great man…

  11. Jim & Sherry Gephart says:

    Mike, We wish to let you and your family know that we are sorry for your loss. If there is anything we can do just text.

    May God be with all of you.

  12. Jerry Dewitt,Karen says:

    Prayers Crystal,Chris & family. Mike was one of the best Mechanics around sure knew his work very well,so heartbreaking to have heard this we just talked to Mike two days befor,still hard to believe. Rest in Peace Mike going to Miss you.

  13. Julia Williams says:

    So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. He was a former classmate and a great guy.

  14. Dianna Greene says:

    I worked with Mike at Rocket Chevrolet, Mike and Crystal became part of my family. He taught me alot about cars, and they both shared alot of love with me. I live out of state, and my family is always happy to see me. Mike and Crystal both made me feel so loved when I came home, they’d meet me for dinner and we’d catch up. I can’t explain how much love I felt from them. I know how awesome he was and how desperately he’ll be missed from everyone who knew him. Lots of love to Crystal and family to help thru this time. RIP Mike, we all love and miss you.

  15. Shelley (Banks) Honse says:

    My condolences to the Heinberger family. Grew up with Mike and Cindy. He will be a great loss. May he Rest In Peace and the angels have opened their arms and have a seat at Gods table. So sorry for your loss

  16. Bill Young says:

    Mike Sr, Cindy, Kevin, Sorry to hear of Mike Jr’s passing. Prayers to your family

  17. Debbie (Morgan)Ammons says:

    Big Mike, Cindy and Keven, and family. I babysat all of you kids when you were little. You are all so dear to me. I am so sorry to hear of this tremendous loss. What a great kid he was, and it sounds like he continued to be great man into his adult life! My prayers and love go out to each of you.
    RIP Mike.
    Love to all,
    Debbie Morgan (your neighbor, babysitter and friend)

  18. Jonathan & Kristen Franks says:

    We are very sorry for your loss. Mike was a great guy and will always be remembered for his smile, laughter and kindness.

    We love you guys!

  19. Deb Parker says:

    Crystal my friend prayers to you and all of the family. So sorry you have to go thru this. Remember you have lots of family and friends to help you along the way. God must have needed another Angel and he will be watching over all of us.If you need anything don’t hesitate to ask. I love you my friend!!

  20. Ron Riei says:

    Crystal, I was so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Praying that God’s peace and comfort surrounds you and the family at this difficult time.

  21. Todd Walter says:

    RIP Mike, i just cant believe it, i just spoke to you a couple months ago out at the backroom! I rem meeting you at the Marathon station, and possibly the bus as kids, but i always loved riding my bike to the gas station as a kid living on Marianna Dr, normally sneaking up there to get a Moutain Dew and Candy. Condolences n prayers for the family!!!

  22. Amy Phillips says:

    So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing.. Our thoughts and prayers are with family and friends. From the Ewers family

  23. Rodney Phillips says:

    Thoughts and prayers from the Phillips family. Sorry for your loss

  24. Evelyn Rabquer says:

    He was a blessing to know. Fun to be around and a genially good person. Always loved you Mike. Rest In Peace. You’ll always be missed and never forgotten.
    Prayers and condolences to the family.
    Love the Rabquer’s, Davis’s, and Stevens.

  25. Tammy Mays says:

    Chrystal, there are no words sweet girl, however, we love you and you are in our thoughts and prayers Daily!!! Mike is a great guy and will always be remembered for that!!! Love, Harlon and Tammy

  26. Michelle Pickens-Zucker says:

    Chris and family, I was so shocked, to say the least. My heart aches for your loss, I’ll keep you all in my prayers.

  27. Jodi Westfield Stirm says:

    So sorry for your loss. Condolences and prayers to the family.

  28. Candy ( Mclaughlin) Yancey says:

    So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing.
    My grandmother Mary Eggerton worked at M&S for years.

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