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In Loving Memory
William R. Bill Heck
1/18/1928 - 6/18/2012


William R. "Bill" Heck, age 84, resident of Indianapolis, Indiana, formerly of New Castle, Indiana, passed away Monday, June 18, 2012 at Community North Hospital in Indianapolis.

He was born January 18, 1928 in New Castle, Indiana a son of the late Claude J. and Lillian Williams Heck.

He was a 1945 graduate of New Castle High School, and attended Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Mr. Heck served with the United States Army, and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, receiving several military awards and recognitions. He was employed by Modernfold Industries beginning in 1949, retiring in 1989 as Vice President of Sales. He was very active in several civic and social organizations, including the First United Methodist Church, New Castle Elks Lodge, and Westwood Country Club, where he served as President. Mr. Heck was a supporter of the YMCA. He and his first wife of 46 years, Marceline, established a fund through the Henry County Community Foundation for childrens’ YMCA memberships.

Left to cherish his loving memory include: his wife, Barbara Davis Heck of Indianapolis, Indiana; 3 sons, Dane A. Heck (wife Michele) of New Castle, Indiana, Jay W. Heck (wife Darlene) of Carmel, Indiana, and Lee R. Heck (partner Bill McGee) of Seattle, Washington; 3 grandchildren, Amie R. Groce (husband Paul) of Springport, Indiana, Stefanie Heck Turner (husband Bryan) of Chicago, Illinois, and Bryan W. Heck of Chicago, Illinois; 1 great granddaughter, Shelby K. York of Springport, Indiana; 6 step children, Mimi White (husband James) of Indianapolis, Indiana, Nancy Wichinski (husband Randy) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Don Davis of Chicago, Illinois, Tim Davis (wife Alyson) of Indianapolis, Indiana, Carol Karp (husband John) of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Teresa Hutchison (husband Phil) of Indianapolis, Indiana; 1 sister, Phyllis Harter (husband Ed) of Madison, South Dakota; 14 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by: his first wife, Marceline Heck, who passed December 31, 1999; 2 brothers, Claude J. "Jack" Heck and Harry "Pete" Heck; 1 sister, Joanne Heck; and his step mother, Cleyta Heck.

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 22, 2012 at Macer-Hall Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m., with visitation 1 hour prior, on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at the First United Methodist Church (1324 Church Street  New Castle, Indiana 47362) with Reverend Tom McGilliard officiating. Burial will follow in South Mound Cemetery in New Castle.

Military Honors will be conducted by the V.F.W. and the American Legion.

Online condolences may be made at

Memorial contributions may be directed to the William R. and Marceline Heck Family Fund c/o the Henry County Community Foundation (700 South Memorial Drive New Castle, Indiana 47362). Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and the church.

Macer-Hall Funeral Director's: Sam Hall, Gary Hall, and Mike Ragan are honored to conduct the services.

Online Condolences
From: Dave Maloney   Dubuque Iowa
Relationship:  former colleague Moderfold

My most sincere condolances to family and friends. Bill was a kind friend, mentor and ally.His quick friendly manor and willingness to help will be long treasured.
Sent:  6/19/2012
From: Susan Catt-Cross   New Castle IN
Relationship:  Friend

So very sorry for your loss. Sherman Catt Jr. & Family
Sent:  6/19/2012
From: Nancy Paul   Indianapolis IN
Relationship:  Neighbor

I have so many fond memories that include the Heck family and always keep you all in my heart and thoughts. I just want you to know I am thinking of all of the Heck boys and sending you my condolences.
Sent:  6/19/2012
From: Deb Bahlman   Portland Oregon
Relationship:  Niece

Many heartfelt thoughts and prayers for the Heck and Davis Family.
Sent:  6/19/2012
From: Pam Snell   New Castle Indiana
Relationship:  friend

My sincere sympathy ~ sending prayers your way! Pam
Sent:  6/20/2012
From: TIM OXLEY   new castle indiana
Relationship:  friend

sorry for your loss dane if i can help you give me a call tim
Sent:  6/20/2012
From: Herb & Judy Bunch   New Castle Indiana
Relationship:  Family Friend

We want you to know that we have all of you in our thoughts and prayers during these difficult times. We have many fond memories of the Heck family when we vacationd in Florida during Spring vacation as well as many social activities in the community. Marceline was a classmate of mine (Herb) and we all grew up in the "South End of New Castle" which leaves some very fond memories. Remember the good times!!! God Bless!!!
Sent:  6/20/2012
From: Jan and Stacey(Sherman) Scott   Ellicott city MD
Relationship:  friend of family

Dear Heck family: We are so sorry for your loss. The Shermans have such wonderful memories With the Hecks from Torch lake and beyond. We wish all of you comfort, sympathy and memories recalled of a wonderful life well spent. Our love.
Sent:  6/20/2012
From: The Harry Fike Family   Thousand Oaks, California
Relationship:  Modernfold Colleague & dear friend

We send our deepest sympathy to all the Heck and Davis fam-ilies. Bill was certainly a wonderful individual. Harry loved working with him.
Sent:  6/20/2012
From: Elisa "Lisi" Fike Coleman   La Canada-Flintridge California
Relationship:  Friend of the Family

Dear Hecks, The Fike Family is standing by you as you grieve the loss of your Dad and celebrate his full and meaningul life. We are so grateful for his long and close friendship with our Dad Harry and the fun times we all shared together. Lisi Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4
Sent:  6/20/2012
From: stephanie vanderleest   sparks nevada
Relationship:  aquaintance

Dear Lee, I just read about your Dad's death and want to send my condolences. I remember him and your mother well, even though it's been a long time since you were the award-winning 4th year French student! Our daughter, Dr. Jennifer-Jones Vanderleest also lives in Seattle. We retired to Nevada in 2005. Once again, I'm sorry to hear about your dad's death. Stephanie Vanderleest
Sent:  6/20/2012
From: Pam Whatley   Dallas Texas
Relationship:  friend of Lee

Through my friendship with Lee I got to know Bill when he visited. I came to admire and respect him and looked up to him as a father figure. My condolences to all of the Hecks.
Sent:  6/21/2012
From: Phillip and Sandra Warnock   Los Alamos New Mexico
Relationship:  Friend of Family

Our sincere condolences to the entire Heck family. I have many wonderful memories of Bill, Marceline, and the boys on our many visits; and yes especially those incredible adventures to the Boundary Waters, priceless. All will miss Bill, a wonderful man, friend, and asset to the community. I am so very sorry I cannot be with you to celebrate his life. Sincerely, Phil and Sandy Warnock
Sent:  6/22/2012
From: Al Valeika   LaGrange IL
Relationship:  friend

Jay-- so sorry to hear about your father. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your brothers. I've been through this a few times now myself, and I still haven't figured out anything that could make someone feel better. I really wish I had.... So sorry, Al
Sent:  6/22/2012
From: Steve Holzinger   Brownsburg Indiana
Relationship:  Friend of Family

Jay and the entire Heck Family, So sorry to hear about the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Regards, Steve Holzinger
Sent:  6/23/2012
From: Matt Morris   Fishers IN
Relationship:  Friend

From another old Modernfold clan, the Morris family sends it condolences and best wishes. Jay, Lee and Dane, we're thinking about you.
Sent:  6/23/2012
From: Stefanie Turner   Chicago Illinois
Relationship:  granddaughter

Love you Grandpa! What a beautiful celebration on your behalf. You were and are very blessed, and we were all lucky to have you in our lives. See you soon!
Sent:  6/24/2012

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