Heckner, Mary Lou
Mary Lou Heckner, age 83, died peacefully on Saturday morning at St. Paul Home with her loving family at her side.
Mary Lou was born March 26, 1930 daughter of the late Louise and Norman Kohl. She had a zest for life. She loved taking care of Clyde her husband whom she married on October 8, 1956 and their two sons, Kenneth and Raymond. Mary Lou loved to cook, especially on holidays and special occasions. She loved caring for their beautiful home, playing cards with family and friends, and taking the grandchildren for ice cream. Mary Lou was an active and faithful member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Appleton. She was a member of the Appleton Ladies VFW Auxiliary Post 2778. She also enjoyed gardening, shopping, craft sales, embroidery and needlepoint.
Mary Lou will be sadly missed by her husband, Clyde of 56 years, their children, Kenneth (Faye) Heckner and their children, Craig and Jenny Heckner; Raymond (Patty) Heckner and their children, Melissa and Justin Moore and Clinton Heckner and his fiancée Kate Mongin. She is further survived by a sister, Geraldine (Arnie) VanHandel, a brother, Richard (Marylyn) Kohl, two sisters-in-law, Ellen Kohl and Lorraine Kohl, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Joseph, Norman and Jerome Kohl, a sister, Carol Jansen, and her in laws, Eileen (Glen) Burt, Janice (Clyde) Voster and Charles (Lois) Heckner.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 AM Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 410 W. Lawrence Street, Appleton, with Rev. David J. Funk, OFM CAP officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery Appleton. Mary's family will receive relatives and friends at the church on Tuesday from 9:00 AM until the time of service.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at St. Paul's Villa, St. Paul's Nursing Home, and Affinity Hospice for their care and compassion for their mom.
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from July 7 to July 8, 2013