Heinz Kestermann, 83, died Feb. 15, 2014. Born in Schoppingen, West Germany on Oct. 3, 1930, Heinz immigrated to the U.S. in November 1961 with his wife, Anna. He and Anna settled in settled in Alexandria in 1962. Together they opened Foreign Car Service Mechanical and Auto Body Repair Shop in Old Town in 1964. Heinz's legacy continues in 2014, as the business celebrates 50 years of family ownership and service to the Alexandria community.
Mourning the loss of Heinz is his wife of 58 years, Anna Kestermann.
He is also survived by his sons, Fritz Kestermann and his wife Joan, Stefan Kestermann and his wife Donna and Andreas Kestermann and his wife Tania. Also surviving are two sisters, Hedwig Nienkemper and Else Nosiadek of Germany.
Mourning their Opa are grandsons Joey, Andy, Tommy and Christian Kestermann; granddaughters Mindy, Stephanie, Brittany, Elizabeth, Kierstin, and Lauren Kestermann; and Katie Kestermann Larrabee and her husband Kevin, along with three great grandsons Cullen, Bennett and Wells.
A Funeral Mass and burial service was held on Friday Feb. 21, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Manassas, Va.