BELOIT - Howard Eugene Heckman, 83, of Beloit, peacefully passed away surrounded by his loved ones on Wednesday, April 16.
Born in Washington Township, Pa., on Aug. 21, 1930, he was the son of Chalmer and Florence (Zimmerman) Heckman.
He leaves his loving wife of 40 years, Nancy (Schalles) and his large extended family. He retired from NRM in Columbiana as a maintenance supervisor. He belonged to the American Legion McKinley Post #76 in Sebring and Forty and Eight. He was a Navy veteran. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his children, Cindy McNemar, Karen (James) Rice, Patricia Heckman, Joyce (Ronald) Flenniken, Rebecca (Paul) Brown, Robert McNemar Jr., Sherie Smith, Daniel (Jennifer) McNemar; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. He also leaves his two brothers, Rodney (Carol) Heckman and Larry (Elaine) Heckman and dear friend Joe Rockwell, a fellow veteran and preceded in death by his sister, Esther, and brother-in-law, Eugene Keibler.
A private memorial will be held for family members.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Alliance Hospice or Sebring American Legion.
Arrangements were made by Dean's Funeral Home, Sebring, Ohio.