Funeral arrangements announced for Butler County Sheriff
Image by Prayers for Mark Hecker/Facebook
BUTLER COUNTY, Neb. (KMTV) - Funeral arrangements are set for Butler County Sheriff Mark Hecker.
Hecker suffered a heart attack on Aug. 8 and later died. He was 53 years old.
Saturday, Aug. 16
Aquinas High School gymnasium in David City
2 to 8 p.m.
Kracl Funeral Chapel
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Hecker will be buried at David City Cemetery.
Read his obituary from the Kracl Funeral Chapels is below:
"Mark Hecker, 53 of David City, died August 12, 2014 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in
Mark was born August 9, 1961, in Columbus, Nebraska to Erwin and Betty(Louis) Hecker. He
graduated from David City High School in 1979 and later earned an Associates Degree from Northeast Nebraska Community College. He entered law enforcement in Humphrey at the age of 19. Mark later worked for the David City Police force and joined the Sheriff's office in 1988. He has served as the Butler County Sheriff since 1999. He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in David City, the Sheriff's Association of Nebraska, David City Rotary, Teammates, David City Booster Club and delivered Meals on Wheels. Mark was very devoted to his granddaughters and loved spending time with family. In his "spare time" he also served with Signal 88 at Husker games.
He is survived by his mother, Betty Hecker of David City, five daughters;Tiffany(Dustin) Heins, David City, Staci(Shane) Anderson, Pierce, Kirby Hecker, Waverly, Rebecca Hecker, David City and Melanie Hecker of Omaha,a son Michael Beck of Grant, one sister, Peggy(Mike) Reese of Seward, two brothers;Steve Hecker of Norfolk, Mike(Jeanie) Hecker of Seward and his five granddaughters; Bella and Harlow Heins, Kenley and Kambree Anderson, Haelyn Holcomb, nieces and nephews and all his colleagues in law enforcement.
He was preceded in death by his father, one son Jason Alexander and grandparents, George and Ethel Louis and Fred and Lena Hecker."
Friends and others who knew him have shared memories and condolences on a Facebook page called "Prayers for Mark Hecker," created after he was hospitalized for his heart attack.