Curtis K. Hecker
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Curtis K. "Curt" Hecker, 97, was welcomed home, April 4, 2021. He was born in Springfield Township, Ohio on January 18, 1924 to the late Morris and Wilma Hecker. Also preceding him in death, were brothers, Jack and Howard Hecker. Curt was a 1941 graduate of Greensburg High School and was a World War II veteran, stationed in Europe. He graduated from Pittsburg Institute of Mortuary Science and Moody Bible Institute. He spent many years working in the funeral industry and fulfilled his calling, as an ordained Baptist minister. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church and the National Lodge #568 F&AM in Barberton. A kind-hearted person, Curt was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. His gentleness was apparent in his everyday life and admired by many. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Darlene Hecker; daughter, Barbara (Pastor "Butch") Pursley of Green; grandchildren, Heather (Jason M.D.) Straus of Powell, Ohio, Pastor Brian (Brooklyn) Pursley of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin; great grandchildren, Connor, Carsyn, Brennan, and Ellie Straus and Ethan and Dean Pursley. Family and friends are welcome for visitation, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. and Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service, which will begin at 11:00 a.m., Temple Baptist Church,1212 Greensburg Road, Uniontown, Ohio 44685. Pastors Butch Pursley, Glenn Rogers, Jr., and Brian Pursley officiating. Interment will take place, Friday, April 9, 2021, 10:00 a.m., Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, Ohio. Memorial Contributions may be made to Temple Baptist Church or to a charity of the donor's choice. Hecker-Patron Funeral Home has been privileged with assisting the Hecker family during this tender time and entrusted with Curt's care. To share your prayers, memories, and condolences, please visit:

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Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Apr. 6, 2021.
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April 9, 2021
The barbers of Stiles Barber Shop would like to express to the family how sorry we are for your loss. You are in our thoughts and our prayers.
Patricia Stiles
April 8, 2021
Barb and Pastor Butch,
sending heartfelt condolences in the loss of your dad. Thinking of you
Marie Stanley
April 5, 2021
May God welcome Curtis into Heaven. He was such a wonderful man.
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