Cloyd E. Heckman, 91 years old, passed away at 6:04 p.m. on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at his home. Cloyd was born on August 10, 1927 in South Bend to the late John and Kathryn (Daurer) Heckman. He has been a lifelong area resident. On October 4, 1952 in South Bend, Cloyd and Lois Burks were united in marriage.
Along with his loving wife, Lois, of 66 years, Cloyd is survived by their three children, Denise A. (Rick) Preston of Lakeville, Perry A. Heckman of Florence, SC, and David C. (Jennifer) Heckman of Cincinnati, OH; ten grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; and his brother, Terry Heckman of South Bend. Along with his parents, Cloyd was preceded in death by his grandson, Elisha Lappin; five sisters, Marjorie Jones, Doris Andrade, Sharon Kindt, Beverly Kelver, and Shirley Carter; and five brothers, Clifford, Carl, Carroll, Calvin, and Clem Heckman.
Cloyd retired in 1992 from Sears as a home service repairman. He proudly served his country during WWII with the United States Navy.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at the Palmer Funeral Home, within the Palmer Community Complex, 601 N. Michigan Street, Lakeville, IN. Rev. Stephen Eckart, pastor of Trinity Assembly of God in Lakeville, will officiate. Military graveside services will follow at Fair Cemetery, North Liberty. Friends may visit with the family from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Cloyd E. Heckman may be donated to Heartland Hospice, 230 W. Catalpa Drive, Unit D., Mishawaka, IN 46545. Online condolences may be offered to Cloyd’s family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.
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Heartland Hospice - Mishawaka
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