Maurice O. Heckler, age 82 of Celina, Ohio passed away on Wednesday Aug. 15, 2018 at the Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater. He was born the son of the late Peter J. and Rose H. (Weisman) Heckler in Celina, Ohio, Saturday, December 21, 1935. On April 4, 1959 he married Hannah Sunderhaus, who lives in Celina. Also surviving are his children; David Heckler of Springfield, Ill, Donald Heckler of Celina, Debra (Kenneth) Heckler-Swann of Celina, three grandchildren; Kennedy Swann, Kelsey Swann, Paige Heckler, and his sister-in-law Phyllis Heckler of Celina and numerous nieces and nephews.
Maurice was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters-in-law; Edward (Esther) Heckler, Albert (Anna Rita) Heckler, Dale (Colleen) Heckler, Wayne Heckler, Carl (Mabel) Heckler, Earl “Tiny” (Mildred) Heckler and a sister & brother-in-law Rita (Alvin) Mestemaker.
Maurice graduated from Immaculate Conception High School with the Class of 1954. He retired from Mc Kirnan Brothers Vending in Celina as a Manager. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Celina, Knights of Columbus member Council #1800, member of V.F.W. Post #5713, member of the Sons of the American Legion Post #210 and a member of the Celina Moose Lodge #1473. Maurice enjoyed watching his Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Browns and The Ohio State Buckeye’s.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday Aug. 20, 2018 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Celina, with Fr. Vince Wirtner C.PP.S. officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Marys Catholic Cemetery in Celina. Friends may call from 2-6p.m. on Sunday Aug. 19, 2018 and Monday morning before prayers at 10a.m. at the Lehman-Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina. Knight of Columbus prayer service will be held at 6:00p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Immaculate Conception Endowment Fund 229 W. Anthony St. Celina, Ohio 45822. To share on-line condolences please visit LehmanDzendzelFH.com.
Donations may be made to:
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
229 W. Anthony St., Celina OH 45822