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Michael Howard Heckel

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Heckel, Michael Howard
Passed away peacefully at age 68 on March 15, 2012. Mike was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and son. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years Ann, sons Don, Andrew, Joseph, Christopher, and daughter Lisa; as well as his brother Peter, his sister Mary, his mother Kathleen, and his nine grandchildren. Mike was born in Oak Park, Illinois on August 26, 1943 to Kathleen Weimer and Howard Heckel and was married to Ann Marie Almeyda on June 18, 1966. Mike was an NCAA Division One Scholar Athlete attending the "U" in Miami and played semi-pro football in Wisconsin. He thrived in his career of industrial sales with Motion Industries where he developed a loyal customer base specializing in the semi-conductor industry. Mike was an avid sports fan, loved to cook for his family and friends, and enthusiastically encouraged his children to participate in countless activities. Mike touched the lives of all he had contact with, and his ever present smile and his selfless dedication to help and enrich those close to him was immeasurable. A private family memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 24. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Michael H. Heckel to the Mayo Clinic Arizona, Stroke Research, 13400 East Shea Blvd. Scottsdale, AZ 85259.


Published in The Arizona Republic on Mar. 23, 2012
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