DOUGLAS STEPHENS HECKMAN, 96, of Fort Wayne, died on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. He was the son of the late Martin and Mabel Heckman. He was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, Merchant Marines, he retired in 1979 from GE after 41 years of service. He is survived by nieces, nephews, and cousins, and was also preceded in death by his wife, Wilma "Bert" Heckman. Funeral service is 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Homes, Winchester Road Chapel, 6424 Winchester Road, Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior to service. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne. Memorials may be given to Bethel United Methodist Church. www.klaehnfahl meltonfunerals.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Jan. 24, 2013