Marie Heckel

Marie Heckel

Tuesday, July 20th, 1926 - Saturday, September 28th, 2019
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Marie Heckel , age 93 passed away Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the Brookdale Senior Living in Salina. She was born July 20, 1926 at home near Alton, Kansas the daughter of John Franklin Selby and Rosetta (Shroyer) Shotts. When Marie was four years old her mother passed away and her family moved on a farm close to Covert, Kansas. In 1952 Marie and her father moved to Sterling, Kansas.

Marie worked for Sterling Steam Laundry in 1954 she was the bookkeeper at Taylor Lumber and Hardware in Alden where she met her future husband. She then worked for the Midlander Electric Company in 1956.

On August 23, 1956 Marie married Gene Allen Heckel at the Nazarene Church in Chase, Kansas. Marie helped her husband Gene on the farm and dairy farm near Alden where they raised two children. In the 70’s Marie worked for the Alden Café and later she was the supervisor of housekeeping at Sterling Presbyterian Manor in Sterling.

Marie was a longtime Alden, Kansas resident and was a member of the Methodist Church. In 2004 following the sale of their farm, Marie and Gene moved to Abilene and attended the Faith Lutheran Church. Marie is survived by her son Robert Heckel of Hutchinson, daughter Teresa Hageman and husband Bruce of Abilene, five grandchildren, Brian Heckel and wife Megan of Hutchinson, Terri Rose and husband Aaron of Olathe, Michael Hageman and wife Shanna of Garden City, Kallie Burgardt and husband Dennis of Salina, Marshall Hageman and wife Holly of Abilene, and eleven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Gene on October 6, 2011, five brothers, five sisters, and her parents.

Funeral services for Marie will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at the Faith Lutheran Church with Reverend Justin Panzer officiating. Graveside services will be 3:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Hilltop Cemetery near Raymond, Kansas with her grandson Reverend Michael Hageman officiating. Marie’s family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Faith Lutheran Church or the Interim Health Care of Salina and may be sent in care of the Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, 414 NW 3rd, Abilene, Kansas 67410.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home
    414 N 3rd
    ABILENE, KS 67410
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  • Service

    Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 | 10:30am
    Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 10:30am
    Faith Lutheran Church
    1600 N. Buckeye
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    Pastor Justin Panzer
    Pastor Michael Hagemen


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