Marjorie Ellen Heckaman
July 18, 1932 - July 31, 2013
BOURBON — Mrs. Marjorie Ellen Heckaman, 81, of Bourbon, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013 in her home, in the care of her family.
Marjorie was born the daughter of Victor Zillmer and Frances O. Reichert Zillmer on July 18, 1932 at Bremen. She was a resident of the area all her life and she graduated from Bremen High School class of 1949. She was a homemaker and a faithful member of the Bourbon First United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. Marjorie enjoyed camping, spending time with her kids, grandkids, great-grandkids and great-great-grandkids. She and her husband spent many years delivering new motor homes all over the country and enjoyed all the wonderful sites along the way.
On July 9, 1973 she married LeRoy “Pealy” Heckaman with whom she spent every moment she could.
Surviving is her husband, her two daughters; Diane Jansma of Argos and Marsha (Mrs. Michael) Baker of Tippecanoe along with eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She also has four stepsons; Terry (Barbara) Heckaman of Lansing, Mich., Rex (Leanne) Heckaman of Nappanee, Kim (Jane) Heckaman of Plymouth, Marty (Denise) Heckaman of Etna Green along with 10 stepgrandchildren, 17 stepgreat-grandchildren and one stepgreat-great-grandchild. Other family include; a sister, Martha (Mrs. Wayne) Dinkeldein of Nappanee, sister-in-law, Donna Zillmer of Ft. Myers, Fla. and her two brothers; Wayne (Marion) Zillmer of Bremen and Bill (Lois) Zillmer of Mishawaka.
Preceding in death was a son, Ken Steinman on Nov. 7, 2007 and a brother, Norman Zillmer.
The family will receive friends Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 from 4 - 8 p.m. in the Bourbon First United Methodist Church, 204 N. Washington St. Bourbon.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 in the Bourbon First United Methodist Church with Reverend Stormy Scherer-Berry of Bourbon First United Methodist Church and Pastor Tom Padberg of Center for Hospice Care officiating.
Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Bourbon.
The family requests memorial contributions are made to: Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, 112 S. Center St. Plymouth, IN 46563 or Ounce of Prevention Cancer Fund, c/o Oliver Ford 1001 E. Jefferson St. Plymouth, IN 46563 Attn; Jennifer in her memory.
The Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home is caring for the arrangements. Condolences may be left at deatonclemensfh.com