Clifford Heck


Clifford C.

Clifford C. Heck, 91 years, of Temperance, MI passed away Saturday, November 24, 2012, in Lake Park, Sylvania, OH. Clifford ran several successful businesses in Bedford Township and was known as the long time owner and operator of Cliff's Auto Parts and Salvage on Lewis Ave. in Temperance. The son of Harry and Bertha (Rambow) Heck, he was born December 12, 1920, in Monroe. December 24, 1941, he married the love of his life for over 60 years, Pauline Whitmill. Cliff served his Country as a U.S. Army Staff Sgt. in WWII as a platoon leader, winning Bronze Battle Stars in Rhineland and Central Europe. He was wounded twice in France receiving the Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, and other ribbons and citations. He also was a prisoner of war in Europe where he braved his own escape.

Clifford was a well known fixture in Temperance and will be sadly missed by all, especially his loving children, Janice (Richard) Swanson, Dennis (Mary Lou Craig) Heck, Christine Beck, Patrick (Laura) Heck, 11 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Pauline, April 12, 2003, his brothers and sisters, and 2 grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Thursday, November 29, 2012, from 5 until 8 p.m. in Urbanski's Bedford Funeral Chapel 8300 Lewis Ave. Temperance, MI where funeral services will be held Friday, November 30, 2012, at 11 a.m., with interment in Erie Union Cemetery Erie, MI where Lambertville VFW Post #9656 will conduct Military Honors. Online condolences may be shared at

Funeral Home

Bedford Funeral Chapel
8300 Lewis Avenue Temperance, MI 48182
(734) 847-3841

Published in Toledo Blade on Nov. 28, 2012