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Chester Heckman services set

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Chester D. Heckman, age 76 of Michigan City, Ind., passed away Sunday, July 17, 2011 at his home.

He was born December 25, 1934 in East Gary, Ind., to Irvin R. and Mary Elizabeth (Piefer) Heckman.

Chester was married on January 31, 1959 in Chesterton, to Laura J. Charlson, who survives in Michigan City.

Chester is also survived by his son, Tom (Chris) Heckman of LaPorte; siblings, Richard (Marie) Heckman of Michigan City; Grace (Mel) Kleckner of Hobart; Mary (Richard) Rebeck of Wheeler; Charles (Kathy) Heckman of Portage; Howard (Cathy) Heckman of Rochester and Peggy (Roger) Koedyker of Valparaiso.

Also, grandchildren, Eric (Lindsay) Heckman, Jenna Heckman, Tiffany and Tarra Heckman Fine, all of LaPorte; as well as great-granddaughter, Aerilyn Heckman.

He was preceded in death by his father, Irvin R. Heckman and mother, Mary Elizabeth Singer; son, David Heckman; brother, Eldon Heckman and sister, Melissa Heckman.

Chester was a lifelong area resident. He worked as a Supervisor for NIPSCO, retiring in 1985. Chester was an avid bowler and coached Inter City Baseball for more than 15 years in Michigan City.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton. Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home.

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Posted 7/18/2011