Eric “Rick” C. Hedeen

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112 Trux Street Plymouth OH 44865 8/19/2017 10:00:00

112 Trux Street Plymouth OH 44865 8/19/2017 14:30:00

Eric “Rick” C. Hedeen, age 67, recently retired to Arizona, but a lifelong resident of Plymouth Ohio, passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at the Cleveland Clinic. He was born on June 20, 1950 in Shelby, Ohio to John and Dorothy (Guthrie) Hedeen. He was a 1968 graduate of George Mason High School in Falls Church, Virginia. Rick retired from R.R. Donnelly’s in Willard after 40 years.
He is survived by his wife, Gayle (Sparks) Hedeen; a son, Joseph (Nicole) Hedeen of Galion; two daughters, Melissa Hedeen of Shelby; and Megan Hedeen of Santa Barbara, CA; three grandchildren, Maci Hedeen of Shelby, Molli Reynolds of Shelby and Hannah Sheller of Greenwich; his parents, John and Dorothy Hedeen of Plymouth; a brother, Jim (Susan) Hedeen of Chantilly, VA; a sister, Kris Hedeen of Ashfield, PA and several nieces and nephews.
Rick was a lover of nature, animals and the outdoors.
He was a mentor, teacher, father, Pop pop, husband, son and brother. He was a master at giving love unconditionally.
Visitation will be held at the Plymouth American Legion Post, 112 Trux Street, Plymouth, Ohio on Saturday, August 19th, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM where the funeral service will be held also at 2:30 PM with Rick’s friend John Babcock officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Shiloh, Ohio. Online condolences can be made at


Marcia West - Aug 20, 2017

I just found out about Rick and I am sorry to have missed the service. My thoughts and prayers go out to Gayle, John & Dorothy, and all the family. The loss leaves a hole in your life.

Carrel and Chris Beverly - Aug 19, 2017

Gayle, Maci, and Dorothy, and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Eric was a good man and he sure enjoyed life and knew God was in control. I am so glad I got to know him….He will be missed…

Greg McDowell - Aug 17, 2017

My condolences to the entire Hedeen family. I didn’t know Eric that well but I knew him well enough to like him. May God bless all of you, may you shine in his light and walk in his way.

Steve & Lenora Minor - Aug 16, 2017

Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers. May God grant you peace and comfort in your journey.
Steve & Lenora

Karen Martin - Aug 16, 2017

Joe and Missy so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my prayers!!

Butch & Justine Strohm - Aug 15, 2017

So sorry for your loss. Eric was a great man to friends and family. You are all in our prayers.

Newmann & Darlene King - Aug 15, 2017

So sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. Prayers to you all at this difficult time. Newman & Darlene King

Lila Mahaffy - Aug 15, 2017

Gayle and family: I am thinking of you and feeling for your loss. I enjoyed meeting you as you traveled through with my sister, Bonita, as you were moving to Arizona.

Lori Cuppy Crichton - Aug 15, 2017

Sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. Glad I had a chance in life to know him. May you find peace in your broken hearts. Hugs.

Linda Branham - Aug 14, 2017

Dorathy, I am so sorry that Rick had to leave us so soon, we will never forget that he coached our boys in T Ball. God Bless your family.