Lee Heck

April 25, 1930February 14, 2014

Lee Heck, 83, of Connersville, died Friday evening, February 14, 2014, at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.

A Fayette County native, Lee was born April 25, 1930 to Webster and Hazel Florea Heck and was raised on the family farm near Harrisburg. He was a graduate of Harrisburg High School and attended Purdue University. Lee attained the rank of Staff Sergeant while stationed at Sealand Air Force Base in Chester, England while attached to the Honor Guard. He also traveled to seven different countries dealing with classified information prior to the Korean War. Lee had been employed as a chemist at Metal Plating in Connersville and had also worked in Goshen and Auburn. For several years, he worked at Family Dollar Store in Danville. Lee enjoyed socializing and his leisure time following retirement.

Lee is survived by his wife of 33 years, the former Kay Gideon whom he married January 3, 1981 in Raleigh; his children: Melany Heck of Brownsburg, Rachel Wieman of Centerville, Andrew Heck of Dallas, Texas; Jane Herzog of Centerville, Ohio; his step-children and their spouses: Melvin Gideon and Melodi of Lakeland, Florida; Mark Gideon and Lindy of Spiceland; Bessie Heller and Tim of Rushville; Nan Case of Greenwood; Katherine King and Cory, Matt Gideon all of Connersville; his brothers and their wives: Carl and Pat Heck of Connersville; Ray and Lucille Heck of Cambridge City; eighteen grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Lee is preceded in death by his sister: Mary Ann Heck and his brother: Dale Heck.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, Connersville. Interment will follow in Dale Cemetery with military graveside services conducted by the Fayette County Veterans Council. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday where memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. For additional information and to send condolences or memories, visit



  • Visitation Tuesday, February 18, 2014
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 19, 2014


  • Interment

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February 19, 2014

Your Dad was a generous host with a rollicking sense of humor. We shared a few good natured jeers re: Purdue-IU football games. Loved the squirrel hunting! Lee will be greatly missed. Ed Gardiner 1676 N Co Rd 160 E Connersville

February 19, 2014

To the family of Lee Heck, Very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers this day. Melany, Rachael, Andrew and Jane I always remember the good times at the farm. The land and old homestead were so beautiful and serene. I am especially grateful for the time I spent there just before going into the Army and the time immediately after returning from Vietnam.

February 19, 2014

To the family of Lee Heck. Sorry for your lost. Lee will be greatly missed by all. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Fred Smith Jr. (4001 E Everton Rd, Connersville)

Judy Hampton

February 17, 2014

To the family of Lee Heck, please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Wiona, you are thought of often with great memories. love judy (case) hampton