Thursday, May 5th, 2011
Lawrence J. Heckler, 52, Celina, died May 4, 2011, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
He was born July 1, 1958, in Celina, to Albert and Anna Rita Mestemaker Heckler, who survive. On Oct. 16, 1982, he married Lori Niekamp, who survives.
Also surviving are two brothers, Dr. Thomas (Cherie) Heckler, Lima, and Ralph (Marsha) Heckler, St. Marys; a sister, Roseann Heckler, Coldwater; mother- and father-in-law, Cyril and Roberta Niekamp, Celina; and a brother-in-law, Chris Niekamp, Wapakoneta.
A member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Montezuma, he was employed by the Ohio Department of Transportation. He was a member of the Celina Moose Lodge and Southshore Sportsmans Club.
Funeral Mass is 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. James Dugal officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Memorials may be directed to Cheryl Ann School or to the Lake Improvement Association.
Condolences may be left at hogenkampfh.com.