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Marvin Raymond Hechel

M, b. November 26, 1936, d. June 2, 2017

Parents

  • Father: Oscar E Hechel (b. July 3, 1898, d. December 24, 1983)
  • Mother: Edna Krull (b. May 1, 1907, d. November 14, 1985)

Biography

  • Birth: Marvin Raymond Hechel was born on November 26, 1936 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on June 2, 2017, at age 80, in Berlin, Green Lake Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Marvin R. Hechel, age 80, of Neshkoro, passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017, at ThedaCare Medical Center in Berlin. He was born at home on November 26, 1936, in Appleton, WI, a son of Oscar and Edna (Krull) Hechel. Marvin was a carpenter and general home building contractor. He owned and operated Hechel Construction out of Neshkoro for nearly 50 years. On June 9, 1984, he married Judith Tokarski at Grace Lutheran Church in Omro. Marvin was a square dance caller for 24 years in the area and was inducted in the Caller Hall of Fame. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Neshkoro. Being very active in the church, he served as an elder, a trustee, and the president of the Zion Lutheran Church Renovation Committee. He was also a member of the Fox Valley Wood Wizards. Marvin's hobbies and interests included, woodworking and wood carving, gardening, square dancing, and making clocks.

    Marvin is survived by his wife, Judith Hechel of Neshkoro; 3 sons, Mark (Amy) Hechel of Winneconne, Russell Hechel of Orlando, FL, Andrew Hechel of Orlando, FL; 3 grandchildren, Thomas, Abigail and Angela Hechel; stepdaughter, Pamela (Paul) Dicke; stepsons, Robert and David Grunske; 5 step grandchildren, Rachael Dickenson, Matthew (Kari) Dicke, Anastahja (Chuck) Goodnature, Trinity Elmer, Tess Grunske; 4 step great grandchildren, Cotter Dicke, Bronwyn Dicke, Carlen Goodnature, Isaiah Dickenson; 5 brothers, Lawrence (Kate) Hechel, Ralph (Karen) Hechel, Basil Crowne, Oscar (Janet) Hechel, Dennis (Candice) Hechel; 3 sisters, Louise Salvo, Ruth Reichelt, Linda Diedrich; many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Edna Hechel; 3 sisters, Beatrice Schroeder, Janet Sigl, and Eileen Denno.

    A funeral service for Marvin R. Hechel will take place on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., with visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m., at Zion Lutheran Church, 227 North State St. , in Neshkoro. Pastor Franklin Giebel will conduct the service. Marvin will be laid to rest in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery following the service. Please visit www.wachholzandsons.com to send a condolence or to share a story or memory with Marvin's family.

Judith Ann Tokarski

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Family: Marvin Raymond Hechel (b. November 26, 1936, d. June 2, 2017)

Ralph Hechel

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Parents

  • Father: Oscar E Hechel (b. July 3, 1898, d. December 24, 1983)
  • Mother: Edna Krull (b. May 1, 1907, d. November 14, 1985)

Karen Unknown

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Family: Ralph Hechel

Ruth Hechel

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Parents

  • Father: Oscar E Hechel (b. July 3, 1898, d. December 24, 1983)
  • Mother: Edna Krull (b. May 1, 1907, d. November 14, 1985)

Family: Arthur E Reichelt (b. April 12, 1927, d. December 19, 1994)

Dennis Hechel

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Parents

  • Father: Oscar E Hechel (b. July 3, 1898, d. December 24, 1983)
  • Mother: Edna Krull (b. May 1, 1907, d. November 14, 1985)

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Arthur E Reichelt

M, b. April 12, 1927, d. December 19, 1994

Family: Ruth Hechel

Biography

  • Birth: Arthur E Reichelt was born on April 12, 1927 in Fond du Lac, Fond du lac Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on December 19, 1994, at age 67.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Nancy Hechel

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Parents

  • Father: Oscar E Hechel (b. July 3, 1898, d. December 24, 1983)
  • Mother: Edna Krull (b. May 1, 1907, d. November 14, 1985)

Family: Basil Crown

Basil Crown

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Family: Nancy Hechel

Emma Hechel

F, b. October 11, 1898

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Emma Hechel was born on October 11, 1898.

Arthur Emil Hechel

M, b. October 27, 1904, d. April 2, 1983

Parents

Family: Hilda Krull (b. May 6, 1913, d. March 13, 1965)

Biography

  • Birth: Arthur Emil Hechel was born on October 27, 1904.
  • Death: He died on April 2, 1983, at age 78, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Hilda Krull

F, b. May 6, 1913, d. March 13, 1965

Parents

Family: Arthur Emil Hechel (b. October 27, 1904, d. April 2, 1983)

Biography

  • Birth: Hilda Krull was born on May 6, 1913 in Town of Ellington, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on March 13, 1965, at age 51.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Michael Hechel

M, b. May 22, 1940, d. November 1985

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Michael Hechel was born on May 22, 1940.
  • Death: He died in November 1985, at age 45.

Melvin Hechel

M, b. July 4, 1944, d. September 4, 2008

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Melvin Hechel was born on July 4, 1944 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on June 26, 1970 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on September 4, 2008, at age 64, in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Mel Hechel, age 64, passed away on Thursday, September 4, 2008 at Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah. His death was a result of an accident that occurred while volunteering his skills on a building project for Habitat for Humanity.

    Mel was born in Appleton on July 7, 1944, son of the late Arthur and Hilda (Krull) Hechel, and grew up on the family farm, just west of town. He was a 1962 graduate of the Hortonville High School, and from 1965 until 1967 served his country as a member of the United States Army in Vietnam. Following his discharge, he married the former Barb Jooss in Appleton on June 26, 1970. For over twenty years, Mel worked for Arnold Seidler Construction in Appleton, but for the last twenty-eight years had owned and operated M.M. Hechel Construction. He was deeply involved with Habitat for Humanity projects, and volunteered freely of his time by taking on work all around the United States, not to mention his journeys to Hungary, Philippines, South Africa, and Korea. Many of these projects were part of President Jimmy Carter Work Projects. Mel also had a love for orchids and was a longtime member of the Northeastern Wisconsin Orchid Society. He also enjoyed watching high school sports, but dearest to him was the time he could spend being "Papa" to his four grandchildren.

    Mel is survived by his wife: Barb Hechel of Appleton;
    two children: Kris (Ted) Erdmann of Appleton and their son Carter; and Matt (Sara) Hechel of Appleton and their children Macey, Rylie, and Brayden;
    four siblings: Mildred (Gerald) Batzler of Greenville, Margaret (Michael) LeMere of Tustin, Daniel (Carolyn) Hechel of Racine, and Emmy Hechel of Menasha;
    a sister-in-law: Kay Hechel of St. George, South Carolina;
    and four brothers-in-law: John (Shirley) Jooss of Appleton, Dr. Robert (Judy) Jooss of Twin Lakes, Tom (Toni) Jooss of Pell Lake, and Richard Jooss of Menasha.

    Mel is also survived by his dear friends and neighbors, Dennis and Carolyn Shea and their family, as well as his nieces and nephews who held a very special place in his heart, along with other relatives, friends, and associates.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Michael, infant nephews, and by Barb's parents Martin and Adeline Jooss.

    A memorial service for Mel will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, September 7, 2008 at CHRIST THE ROCK COMMUNITY CHURCH, W6254 Highway 10-114, with Pastor John Slotten and Rev. Doug Bisbee officiating. Friends may call at the church on Sunday afternoon from 1:30 PM until the hour of the worship service. With his love for Habitat for Humanity, a memorial fund has been established in lieu of flowers.

    The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the many individuals who offered the care, expertise, and love to Mel and his family during the past days. They include the many volunteers at the worksite, Seymour Fire, EMT, and Police Departments, Flight for Life, Theda Clark's Critical Care Unit, everyone in the Habitat for Humanity family, and to Dr. Monk Elmer for his years of guidance and friendship. We thank you for all you have done and will never forget your kindness.

    Wichmann Funeral Home
    537 N. Superior Street
    Appleton, WI 54911
    920 739-1231.

Barbara Jooss

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Family: Melvin Hechel (b. July 4, 1944, d. September 4, 2008)

Fred Hechel

M, b. circa 1867

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Fred Hechel was born circa 1867.

Mary Peplinski

F, b. March 25, 1834, d. January 8, 1935

Family: Valentinus Zygmanski (b. February 14, 1834, d. November 2, 1933)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary Peplinski was born on March 25, 1834 in Poland.
  • Marriage: She and Valentinus Zygmanski were married in 1864.
  • Death: Mary Peplinski died on January 8, 1935, at age 100, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin.

Joseph Heckel

M, b. circa 1880

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Joseph Heckel was born circa 1880.

Charles Heckel

M, b. 1880, d. February 16, 1939

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Charles Heckel was born in 1880 in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on February 16, 1939, at age ~59, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Charles Heckel, 59, 1212 W. Eighth street, died at 9:30 this morning in Appleton after a 3 month illness. Born in the town of Freedom, he worked lor the Chicago and North Western railway for 15 years in Kaukauna and at Valley Iron Works in Appleton the last 15 years. Mr. Heckel was a member of St Mary church, the Holy Name society and the Knights of Columbus.

    Survivors are the widow;
    one daughtcr, Margaret, Kansas City. MO;
    two sons: Douglas, a University of Wisconsin student;
    and Lawrence, of Appleton:

    three brothers, Antone, of Langdon, Alberta Canada:
    Frank, Calgary, Canada
    Joseph, San Pedro, Calif.;

    one sister Mrs A W Downey, Spokane.

    The three brothers left for their respective homes only last week after visiting here. The funeral will be heald at 9:30 Saturday morning at Wichmann Funeral Home with services at 10 o'clock at St Joseph's church. Burial services will be held in St Joseph's cemetery chapel. The body will be at the funeral home from this afternoon to the hour of services. Prayers will be conducted there at 7:30 tonight and by the Holy Name society and Knights of Columbus at 8 o'clock Friday night.

Antone Heckel

M, b. 1886, d. November 23, 1959

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Antone Heckel was born in 1886 in Mackville, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on November 23, 1959, at age ~73.

Frank S Heckel

M, b. March 22, 1888

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Frank S Heckel was born on March 22, 1888.

Cornelius Heckel

M, b. July 18, 1891, d. June 2, 1948

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Cornelius Heckel was born on July 18, 1891 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on June 2, 1948, at age 56.

John J Heckel

M, b. April 21, 1892, d. December 2, 1949

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: John J Heckel was born on April 21, 1892 in Town of Grand Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on December 2, 1949, at age 57.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.