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Frances M. Heckert

  • age 79 of Philip, South Dakota, died May 6, 2010, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Frances M. Heckert was born February 5, 1931, in Denver, Colorado, the daughter of Joseph and Armina (Taylor) Meketuk. She was raised in Denver until the age of 5, when she and the family moved to Englewood, Colorado. She attended grade school in Englewood through the 6th grade, when the family moved onto a farm in Missouri for one year, before moving back to Englewood. She continued her education there, graduating from high school in 1949.
In 1951, Frances entered the United States Marine Corp, serving until her honorable discharge in 1954.
On May 5, 1962 she married Bob Heckert in Englewood, Colorado.
Frances was a member of the Jehovah’s Witness Congregation in Philip.
Survivors include her husband Robert “Bob” Heckert of Philip; one son Michael Joseph Heckert of Denver, Colorado; one brother Henry Meketuk and his wife Carole of Lander, Wyoming; a sister-in-law Wilda Meketuk of Denver; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Frances was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother Gene Meketuk.
Memorial services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses (1111 Oriole Dr.) in Rapid City, with Henry Meketuk officiating.
Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip.

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Bob - Our warm condolences to you and your family. With you, we look forward with great anticipation to welcoming Frannie back among us soon. What joy it will be at the resurrection to hear again her wonderful laughter and share in her kooky sense of humor! We miss you Bob and pray for Jehovah's gentle care upon you as he comforts you during this difficult time - knowing that He, along with you and her many friends yearn to see her in full vigorous health again.

Harry and Wanda Stachowski 41 Cazier Lane - Lander, WY 82520

Bob, sorry about Fran. We have you in our prayers. Love, Leroy and Myrle

Leroy and Myrle Parks 164 Wood St. Lander. Wy

Jehovah promises a wonderful hope for our loved ones as we hold them close to our heart. We always appreciated Fran's love and kindness. We could always count on a good meal. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always!! Love, Rod & Dana

Rod & Dana Schimmelman 965 Spriggs Dr. Lander, WY 82520