Robert J Heck

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Robert J
Heck

Heck, Robert J.
of N. Fort Myers died suddenly October 9th. Robert was born in Racine Wisconsin to Clarence and Frances Heck. He was one of ten children. Robert was a veteran in the U.S. Army Signal Corp. from 1953-1955, stationed in Germany. Robert attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and worked as an analyst for the Apollo Program. He joined the New Berlin WI Fire Dept in 1967 rising to the rank of Fire Chief in 1987. Bob retired in 1994 and relocated to N Fort Myers. In 1995, Robert joined the Fort Myers Power Squadron where he taught boating safety education and was a member of the Fort Myers Beach Yacht Club. Robert is survived by his wife Lorraine, of 58 years, six children, eleven grand-children and ten great grand-children.
A memorial visitation will be held Wed. from 9-11AM at the Funeral Home. A Memorial Mass will follow at 11:30AM at Holy Apostles Church, 16000 W. National Ave. Interment Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery. The family would prefer memorial contributions in Roberts name to LGD Alliance, 19919 Villa Lante Place, Boca Raton, Fl. 33434.

HERITAGE FUNERAL HOMES
New Berlin Chapel
16880 W. National Ave. 262-901-1140
www.heritagefuneral.com

Past Comments

Dan & Annie Deml

To the Family of Bob Heck we recognize your large loss!

Fire Chief Bob Heck; a great Fire Chief, mentor, educator, family person and a great friend!

Chief Bob Heck remains a well-recognized and respected;
• Fire Chief,
• Fire Investigator,
• Fire Educator,
• Fire Inspector and
• Fire Command Officer in Wisconsin and the Midwest of our country.

Although Bob’s legal “Authority Having Jurisdiction” (AHJ) was limited to the outside of the Milwaukee Metro community (New Berlin), Bob established and maintained many professional life safety and fire science contacts.

Bob was an active member of the International Association of Fire Chief’s Association (IAFC).

Bob co-authored with Chief Joe Wehner one of the original fire/arson investigation texts.

The fire/arson investigation textbook was badly needed as a resource for fire/arson investigators, fire prevention bureau’s and the insurance industry!

As with Bob’s other fire science contributions the book was published and made available to all without cost.

Bob was always there to help educate and support others with his notable soft, pleasant and encouraging words and actions!

During the past 20 plus years Bob and Lorraine have made Fort Myers their winter home where they both are actively engaged in the United States Power and Sail Squadron (USPS-Fort Myers).

Bob also rose through the leadership ranks of the (USPS-Fort Myers) and continues as the Squadron Chief Education Officer (SEO).

Lorraine remains actively involved in the USPS-Fort Myers Ladies Auxiliary and has served many years as our Chief Secretary, Historian and Recorder.

Annie and I wish Lorraine and their warm and wonderful family our Deepest Sympathy’s!
God Bless,
Dan and Annie Deml
Professor, Fire Science Technologies

Chrissy Hrdi

My Grandpa was the most loving, kind person I have ever known, he loved his family so much and we all loved him very much. He will be missed every day and I hope we can all keep his memory alive by being the type of person he was.

Mary Beth Kyburz

Dad we love you very much and will miss you. You have taught us a lot about life and we will never forget your love for life. We hope to take care of Mom the way you did for 58 years, with love, laughter and a lot of fun,

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