Surrounded by his loving family, Donald R. Heckel, age 67, passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at Wheaton Franciscan – All Saints Medical Center. Donald was born in Racine on July 16, 1943, son of the late Alfred and Della (Nee: Wade) Heckel.
Survivors include his loving wife of 48 years, Vicky; his four children, Tami Heckel, Holli Miller, Donald Heckel, Heather (Rick) Erickson; his grandchildren, Jordan Hulsey (Ashley Robash), Alexis and Alyssa Krall, Madilyn and Hannah Miller, Haley and Cameron Erickson; sisters, Gini Musil, Peggy Mickelsen; brothers-in-law, Larry (Janice) Nielsen, Dave (Judy) Nielsen; special cat, Annie; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Richard (Audrey) Heckel; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Henry and Pearl Nielsen; brothers-in-law, Lee Nielsen, Ray Musil, Wayne Mickelsen; nephews, Barry Nielsen and Dickie Musil.
A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at 7 p.m. at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 4701 Erie St., with Rev. Terry McGugan officiating. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Wednesday at the church from 5 p.m. until time of service at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Michael’s Episcopal Church have been suggested.
A very special thank you to Sue, Ross and Nettie and all of his caregivers at Wheaton Franciscan ICU for their loving and compassionate care.
MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888