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Alvin W. Heckel(1923 - 2013)

Heckel, Alvin W.

Alvin W. Heckel, 90 of Marshfield died on Tuesday morning, May 14, 2013 at Golden Living Center 3 Oaks in Marshfield.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11am Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church with Fr. Eric Berns officiating. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Marshfield.

Visitations will be from 4-8pm Friday at Rembs Funeral Home and again on Saturday from 10am until time of service.

Alvin was born on April 17, 1923 in the town of Lincoln to Henry and Mary (Gleisner) Heckel where he attended Ebbe School.

He was united in marriage to Ruby B. Nelson-Sternweis on July 19, 1958 at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Marshfield.

He farmed on the home farm in the town of Lincoln, Wood County where he was born and raised. His dream was to have a registered herd of Holsteins, which he did. He enjoyed working the ground on his tractors and his dog Sam. He was involved in Shady Lane 4-H and various dairy organizations.

Alvin is survived by his loving wife Ruby, children Richard (Nancy) Sternweis of Stratford, Diana (Mike) McMeeken of Stratford, Gordon Sternweis of Marshfield, Paul (Bonnie) Sternweis of Marshfield, Sharon (Randy) Follen of Vesper, Karen (Rick) Rhodes of Marshfield and Dennis Heckel of Marshfield. He is further survived by 19 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two grandsons, Dickie Sternweis and Tom McMeeken, two brothers, Carl and Ed Heckel, three sisters Marion Breseman, Alma Markowski, Betty Rankeland Mildred Lundeen.

Condolences may be sent online to www.rembsfh.com

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Published in the Marshfield News Herald on May 15, 2013
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