Heck, Chad Louis (December 23, 1980 - March 9, 2009)


Douglas Budget - March 17, 2009

Funeral services for Chad Edward Louis Heck, 28, were held March 17 at the Fort Reno Building on the Wyoming State Fairgrounds in Douglas, with Pastor Dan Hickman officiating.

Interment and military rites were at Oregon Trail State Veterans’ Cemetery in Evansville at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, with Chaplain Robert Peterson. A reception will follow at First Christian Church, 520 CY Avenue in Casper.

Chad Heck, a resident of Douglas, died March 9, 2009, at his home.

He was born Dec. 23, 1980, in Casper, the son of Raylan James and Teresa Ann (Williams) Heck. He was reared and educated in Douglas, graduating from Douglas High School in 1999.

He worked as a ranch hand on several ranches prior to joining the U.S. Army on Feb. 22, 2001, with the Military Police. He served in Afghanistan and Iraq and was discharged on Feb. 21, 2008. He was working at Antelope Coal Mine as a truck driver at the time of his death.
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He was on the wrestling team in school. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, riding his motorcycle, watching movies, working on cars, especially his ‘57 Chevy, and hanging out with his friends and family.

He was very devoted to his family, especially his sisters.

He is survived by his father Raylan (Tammy) Heck of Casper; brother Raylan J. “RJ” (Joanne) Heck and their daughter Emma of Crestview, Fla.; sisters Melissa and Jessica Heck of Casper; step-sisters Mandy Reisener and Kristine Noel, both of Greeley, Colo.,; paternal grandparents Robert and Margaret Heck of Casper; maternal grandparents Gerald and Rose Williams of Casper; aunts and uncles Kay (Bob) Rosenberger of Wellington, Colo., Carol Williams of Casper, Jerry (Shelly) Williams of Casper, Nancy (Glenn) Halsey of Laramie and Brice (Yugie) Heck of Laramie; and numerous cousins and their families and his friends.

He died along with his mother and step-father, Teresa and Joe Noel. He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to the Chad E.L. Heck Memorial Fund in care of Converse County Bank, P.O. Box 689, Douglas, WY 82633.

Serving as pallbearers will be Josh Ulibarri, Tony Beier, John Kessler, Wes Hineman, Brice Heck and Chris Hickman.

Gorman Funeral Home – Converse Chapel of Douglas is in charge of the arrangements.

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