Monday, May 4th, 2009
Norbert Heckman, 90, formerly of 9480 state Route 705, Yorkshire, died at 12:25 p.m. May 2, 2009, at Heartland of Greenville.
He was born Feb. 19, 1919, in Yorkshire to Bernard J. and Rosa Grieshop Heckman. On May 8, 1946, he married Amelia DeLoye, who died Feb. 27, 2008.
Surviving are 11 children, Martha (Jerome) Barhorst, Fort Loramie, Rita (Stephen) Monnin, Botkins, John (Maruja) Heckman, Clifton, Va., James Robert (Adele) Heckman, Portland, Ind., Ann (Mike) Krietzer, Arcanum, Mary (Jerry) Siegrist, Sidney, Margie (Don) Eilerman, Fort Loramie, Joseph (Joyce) Heckman, Monroe, N.J., William (Mary Beth) Heckman, Yorkshire, Kathleen (John) Geise, Sidney, and David (Karen) Heckman, Minster; two brothers-in-law, Raymond (Mary Ann) DeLoye, Houston, and Robert (Rosalee) DeLoye, Yorkshire; 34 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a daughter, Alice Heckman; and two grandchildren.
He was an organic farmer, a dealer in organic fertilizers and owner of Heckman Spreading Service. He was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church and its men's sodality, Osgood, the Darke County Disabled American Veterans. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II and received the Purple Heart.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. David Zink officiating. Burial is at St. Martin's Cemetery, Osgood.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9-10 a.m. Thursday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Condolences can be left at www.hogenkampfh.com.