January 5, 2005
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 1/9/2005 14:00:00
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 1/10/2005 11:00:00
Arthur Wayne Heck, age 86, of Delton,Michigan and a former resident of Willard, passed away January 5, 2005 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Mr. Heck was born November 5, 1918 in Bucyrus, Ohio, the son of Howard and Hazel (Conrod) Heck. A resident of Delton area since 1989, Mr. Heck was the owner of Heck Flying Service, a crop dusting business. An Eagle Scout, he was involved in football during High School. A World War II veteran of the navy, he was also a 32nd degree Mason, a former Willard City Councilman, and involved with the Moose and Lions Clubs. He enjoyed flying airplanes and helicopters and was instrumental in starting a youth flying group that would give children free flying lessons. An avid reader: he would read five books a week; he also enjoyed deep sea fishing, antelope hunting, motorcycles and wintering in the Bahamas.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, whom he married on May 13, 1978, a daughter, Trisha (Paul) Aichholz of Illinois, a granddaughter, Melissa (Ed) Hansen of Virginia, three grandsons, Tim Aichholz of Alaska, Ryan (Melinda) Aichholz of Illinois and Drew Aichholz; two great grandchildren, Jenelle and Helen Ruth Hansen; two step sons, Michael (Sherry) Callen and Terry (Penny) Callen; four step grandchildren, Dan, Joe, Colleen, and Sarah Callen; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Merribel in 1976, a son, Arthur Heck Jr. in 1970, a granddaughter, Alane Aichholz on October 27, 2003 and a sister, Vivian.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM where a Masonic Service will be held at 8:00 PM. Funeral services will be Monday at 11:00 AM at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard with Rev. Ken Gifford officiating. Burial will follow at the Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Miracle of America Museum, 58176 Highway 93, Polson, Montana, 59860.