William S. Heckendorn Lt. Col. USAF Ret.

January 28, 1933December 10, 2018
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William S. Heckendorn January 28, 1933 - December 10, 2018 age 85, of Papillion, Nebraska went to be with his Lord on Monday December 10, 2018. William was born January 28, 1933 in Cambridge, MA. to William R. & Margaret Heckendorn. Preceded in death by wife Irma. Sister: Katherine Crowley. Survived by Children: Helen Barton and husband Steven, Diane McVicker, Jim Heckendorn and wife Tami, and Rick Heckendorn and wife Lori; grandchildren: Travis Barton, Kyle Barton, Daniel Heckendorn, Eric Heckendorn, Joshua Heckendorn, Dillon Heckendorn, and Katie Kruse; great grandchildren: Elizabeth Barton, William Barton, Zachary Barton, Everett Barton, Nolan Heckendorn, Addilyn Heckendorn, and Austin Martin. Nieces, Nephews other relatives and friends. A Funeral Mass of Resurrection for William will be held Sat Dec. 15 at 10:30am St. Columbkille Catholic Church. Visitation at Mortuary Friday 4 - 7 pm. Interment: Cedar Dale Cemetery. Memorials may be made out to Alzheimer's Assn.


  • Visitation Friday, December 14, 2018
  • Funeral Mass of Ressurection Saturday, December 15, 2018

William S. Heckendorn Lt. Col. USAF Ret.

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Barbara Berkes

December 25, 2018

We had the pleasure of meeting Bill when he helped us find our home when we moved to Nebraska. Both he and his wife were so welcoming. My husband, Dale , and I are very fortunate to have known Bill and Irma. May you smile when you remember happy times with them. They are smiling on you from Heaven.

Tamara Heckendorn

December 14, 2018

Dad, Grandpa and Great Grandpa
We will miss you more than you will ever know...thanks for all the memories, we have traveled with you been with you as often as we could living in Ohio for 35 years! You were a rock to my family and through your love and kindness, you have been a wonderful example of what it means to be loved so much! We will miss you so much...till we meet again!

scott liberty

December 13, 2018

Rick, Jim,

So sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad.

Kerry Barrett

December 12, 2018


Your dad was such a wonderful man and role model for so many. I was lucky to have worked with him so many years ago. Sending prayers to you all.

Jodie Epperson

December 12, 2018

To the Heckendorn Family So sorry to read of the passing of your father, grandfather and great grandfather. Bill was in a word a GENTLEMEN a loving caring and respectfully man I am sure he is now in the company of our Lord and Master and the love of his life Irma. Over the years coming to know them was a pleasure. I will be praying for this family in the days ahead RIP Bill . Jodie Epperson

Bruce Klein

December 12, 2018

Dear Rick,

Jackie and I are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of your beloved father. We salute his patriotism, courage and dedication to service, as well as his deep love of family. Please accept our heartfelt condolences
and know that you, Lori and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. We're know that our Grand Creator has happily welcomed your dad into his loving arms. G-d bless him and may he rest in peace.

Bruce & Jackie Klein