Robert C. Heckenkamp Jr., 88, of Springfield, died Friday (June 28, 2013) in Memorial Medical Center. He was born Oct. 12, 1924, in Quincy, a son of Robert C. and Evelyn Taylor Heckenkamp Sr. He married Betty L. Edwards in Quincy on Oct. 25, 1947. She survives. Robert was a World War II veteran, stationed in Iceland as an Army engineer. He co-owned Heckenkamp Greenhouse and Flower Shop and Tri-State Wholesale Florist in Quincy before expanding the business to Springfield in 1958. After his retirement in 1984, he worked as a handyman for his family, friends and church. Robert was an usher at Blessed Sacrament and Christ the King parishes. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Timothy R. Heckenkamp of Springfield and Chuck (Susan) Heckenkamp of Pleasant Plains; a daughter, Nancy Ann (Duane) Bautista, of Aliso Viejo, Calif.; two sisters, Betty Becks of St. Charles, Mo., and Evelyn Jansen of Quincy; a brother, Jim Heckenkamp, of Quincy; eight grandchildren, Katie (Don) Gray, Andy Heckenkamp, Stephanie (Eric Reiter) Heckenkamp, Lindsay (Kory) Kovski, Emilie Heckenkamp, Craig Bautista, Kylie Bautista and Christy (Rickey) Davis; and seven great-grandchildren, Noah Gray, Gianna Gray, Elinor Kovski, Joseph Kovski, Wedge Heckenkamp, Washburne Heckenkamp and Drake Davis. He was preceded in death by a brother, Tom Heckenkamp. SERVICES: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Bisch Funeral Home West, 2931 Koke Mill Road, Springfield. Burial will follow in Camp Butler National Cemetery, where military honors will be conducted by the Inter-Veterans Burial Detail of Sangamon County. VISITATION: 11 a.m. until time of services Tuesday in the funeral home. MEMORIALS: Wounded Warrior Project. ARRANGEMENTS: Bisch Funeral Home West. WEBSITE: www.bischfuneralhomewest.com.
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from June 30 to July 2, 2013