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Melvin Edwin Hecktor

February 7, 1935 ~ August 13, 2021 (age 86)

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Melvin Edwin Hecktor, 86 passed away on August 13th 2021 at his home.

Melvin was the son of Edwin and Della Hecktor (Jany) was born at home on February 7, 1935 in Evansville, Ill   On June 25, 1955 he was united in Holy Matrimony to his beloved wife LaVerne (Hellmann) at St. Johns Gildehaus in Villa Ridge, Mo. and they shared 66 years of happiness.

Melvin worked at the MFA Co-Operative Association #2 in Washington, Mo for 46 years and managed it for many of those years.  He was well known and respected by all the area farmers for his kindness, fairness, honesty and overall knowledge of a country farmer.  Melvin was always a farmer and he loved it with a passion. In June 1962 he and LaVerne purchased their dream farm on Bucklick School Rd in rural New Haven.  He worked hard at whatever is did. He taught his sons, grandsons and great grandsons the ways of the true farmer.

He was a member of Assumption Catholic Church in New Haven for over 62 years and shared his love of Christ with his family,

He is survived by 5 daughters, Sharon (Dan) Monzyk, Union; Meg (Alan) Jacquin Beaufort; Jane (George) Jakins, Ocean Spring, MS;  Barbara (Dale) Aholt, Washington and JoAnn (Bob) Noelker of Chesterfield. Two sons, James (Debbie) Hecktor of New Haven and David (Donna) Hecktor of Washington. 

His siblings, one brother Paul (Sue) Hecktor, Marthasville, 8 sisters, Gladys Menke, Margate, FL;  Mary (Louis) Heimann, Patricia (Jerome) Gildehaus, Wilma Ridder, Theresa (Elvin) Gildehaus, Alice (Lester) Brinker, Doris (Dennis) Schmitt and Linda (Andy) Voss, all of Washington.  Two sister in laws- Mary Louise Hellmann and Roslyn Vondera both of Villa Ridge,   22 Grandchildren and  18 great grandchildren, 3 more great grandchildren on the way.  45 nieces and nephews.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, one son John (Butch) Hecktor, one grandson Adam Jacquin and a great granddaughter Hope King.

Due to COVID, visitation will be private.

Funeral Mass will be open to the public at Assumption Catholic Church in New Haven on Tuesday, August 17th at 10:00 AM with burial followed in the church cemetery

Please visit the website at: . You may sign the guest book or send your condolences online. 

Cards  and letters can be  sent to LaVerne Hecktor, 4642 Bucklick School Road, New Haven, Mo 63068.

Memorial donations may be given to  Assumption Catholic Church, New Haven, Mo or  masses, c/o Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral  Home.

Arrangements were under the direction of Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home, New Haven.

To send flowers to Melvin's family, please visit our floral store.


Funeral Mass
August 17, 2021

10:00 AM
Assumption Church
603 Miller Street
New Haven, MO 63068

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