Melvin LeRoy Heckart, Sr., age 74, of Norwalk died suddenly Saturday, November 14, 2020 in Indiana.
A Celebration of Life Service will take place Friday, November 20 at 10:00 AM at O’Leary Celebration of Life Center in Norwalk. The family will visit with friends and family following the services. Burial will be at Shaul Cemetery in Ottumwa, Iowa on Friday afternoon. Face masks are required for those attending the services.
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Melvin’s Life Story
Melvin LeRoy Heckart, Sr. was born March 17, 1946 to Verlin Quincy and Anna Claudine (Brady) Heckart in Des Moines, Iowa. He joined five brothers and was later joined by a sister. Melvin attended North High School in Des Moines. On April 11, 1964 he married the love of his life, Sandra Lee Roach, and they were blessed with one son, Melvin.
Melvin worked at Dico Manufacturing as a machinist and Economy Forms Company. When not working, he loved spending time with his family. He was a collector—amassing a collection of antique toy cars, firearms, radios, yoyos, microphones and a variety of other items.
He was preceded in death by parents and his brothers, Darrell, Johnny and Gary.
Melvin will lovingly be remembered by his wife, of 56 years Sandra; his son, Melvin (Jennifer Butz); his grandson Conner; and his siblings Frank Heckart, Robert (Lori May) Heckart and Lona Hunt.
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