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Rodney F. Heckman, 91

Sep 29, 2014

St. James Funeral services for Rodney F. Heckman, age 91, of St. James will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday Sept. 29, 2014, at St. John’s Lutheran Church at South Branch. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday at Zaharia Family Funeral Home in Truman and one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Rodney was born Sept. 22, 1922 in South Branch Township, Watonwan County, the son of Emil and Alma (Stradtman) Heckman.

He married Delores Heine on March 1, 1946, following Delores’ death in 1989, Rodney was later married to Darlene Smith.

Rodney is survived by his wife, Darlene Heckman, of St. James; his children, Nita (Chuck) Dobson, of Fairmont, Wanda Heckman, of Jackson, Lynette (Doug) Motz, of Erhand, Michael (Karen) Heckman, of Redding, Calif.; step-children Lynn (Deb) Smith, Debra (Jerry) Langford and Gwen (Gary) Borchardt; brother-in-law, Harold Zoeller, of Foreston; sister-in-law, Jean Heine, of Lewisville; 11 grandchildren, many great grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.