DONALD GENE HECKLEY, 78, of Ossian, died on Tuesday, March 26, 2013. Born May 1, 1934, in Bluffton, he was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran; lifetime farmer; and worked at Tokheim, Fort Wayne. Surviving are wife of 59 years, Patricia Ann (Sorlie); children, Vonell (Patrick) Pursifull, Jennifer (James) Welch and Mike Heckley; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Memorial service, is 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7, 2013, at The Lighted Gardens, Ossian, with visitation from 1 to 3 p.m. and miliatary honors by Waynedale American Legion Post 241. http://www

Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Mar. 29, 2013