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Zachary J. "Zach" Hecker

November 29, 1984 ~ January 30, 2018 (age 33)
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Zachary James “Zach” Hecker, 33, of Leesburg, IN passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at his home. He was born on November 29, 1984 in Fort Wayne, IN to Barry Franklin Hecker & Cheryl Lynn Threewits.

He was a lifetime Leesburg / North Webster area resident, graduated in 2003 from Wawasee High School in Syracuse, and received his degree in Radiation Technology from Ivy Tech Community College in Marion. He was employed at Parkview Hospital in Warsaw, IN and formerly at Parkview Wabash for 5 years.

He was an avid outdoorsman, especially fishing, hunting, and camping. He loved visiting Red River Gorge on his hiking expeditions. He spent summers skiing and boating with friends and family. He loved playing with his nephews, Colin and Connor, and taking them for boat rides. He never met a stranger and was kind, loving and would help anyone. He loved the Cubs and celebrated the World Series Championship with his father. He spent countless hours working on home improvement projects together with his mother.

He is survived by:

Parents – Barry Hecker & Cheryl Threewits of Pierceton

Brother – Josh (Ashley) Hecker of New Palestine

2 Nephews – Colin & Connor Hecker

Maternal Grandparents – Ralph & Phyllis Threewits of Union City, IN

Paternal Grandmother – Doris Bolen of Freeport, IL

Many Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather – Leon Hecker & nephew – Cooper Hecker.

Cremation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko, 4356 N. St. Rd 15, Warsaw, IN. Visitation will be from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Owen Family Funeral Home, St. Rd 13 & CR 500N, North Webster, IN. Memorial services will follow at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday in the funeral home with Joe Clark officiating.  

Preferred memorial may be given to the Indiana Natural Resources Foundation, In memory of Zachary Hecker, 402 W. Washington St., W256, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Online memorials may also be made at: or Riley Hospital for Children, 30 South Meridian Street, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3509. 

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