Harlan Wayne Heckel, 83, of Cassville, passed away Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield.
He was born March 10, 1928, in Alden, Kan., and was raised by his grandparents. He was a graduate of the University of California and received his master's degree in Long Beach, Calif. From Aug. 23, 1950, until May 22, 1954, he served in the U.S. Navy in the Korean War. In 2001, he moved to Cassville to make his home. He was of the Catholic faith.
Graveside services with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Spring-field, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Rev. Frederick Lutz will conduct the services.
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