Myron L. Heck, 88

Myron L. Heck, 88, of rural Wabash, passed away at 10:25 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at Bickford Senior Living in Wabash.

He was born to the late George and Ada (Black) Heck on Sept. 12, 1928, in Grant County.

Myron was a 1946 graduate from LaFontaine High School. He married Laura “Rosemary” Smithley on Nov. 5, 1950, she passed away on Dec. 26, 2009. Myron was a member of Treaty Church of Christ in Treaty. He retired after 40 years from General Cable-Anaconda of Marion.

Myron is survived by a son, Roger Heck (Rita Hosier) of Denver; daughters, Connie (Daniel) George and Cathy (Vern) Staggs both of LaFontaine; five grandchildren, Chad Allen Heck of Indianapolis, Trent J. Heck (Lindsay) of North Manchester, Charley (Angela) Staggs of Marion, Michelle Hart (Jonathan) of Marion, and Amy (Shannon) Dillon of Wabash; and great-grandchildren, Tyler Heck, Cody Dillon, Austin Staggs, Aidan Staggs, Allie Staggs, Jaydan Simmons, Parker Heck, and Carter Hart. He was preceded in death by a brother, Melvin Heck.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at McDonald Funeral Home, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 S. Main St., LaFontaine. Burial will follow at LaFontaine IOOF Cemetery in LaFontaine. Preferred memorials are direct to charity of Donor’s Choice.

Visitation for family and friends will be held from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


Posted on 2017 Feb 07