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Information for Cletus J. Heck

29 August, 1942 - 16 November, 1988

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

November, 1988
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Cletus Heck

    Rosary for Cletus J. Heck, 46, of Nampa, who died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 1988, at the Nampa hospital, will be recited at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Nampa.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at St. Paul's Catholic Church.  The Rev. Edward J. McMonagle, S.M. will be the celebrant.  Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Nampa.
    Mr. Heck was born Aug. 29, 1942, in Dickinson, N.D., a son of Frank L. and Juliana E. Sticka Heck.  He began his schooling at Sheffield, N.D., then moved with his family to Nampa in February 1957.  He continued his education at St. Paul's Catholic School, West Junior High and Nampa High School.  In 1961, he sustained spinal injuries in a tumbling accident resulting in paraplegia.  He graduated from Nampa High School in a wheelchair in 1962.  He was employed at Western Idaho Training Co. for a time until his health failed.  He was then confined to a nursing home.
    He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church, an auxiliary member of the Legion of Mary and was formerly a Boy Scout.
    Survivors include his father, Frank L. Heck of Nampa; seven brothers. Edward Heck of Victor Idaho, Cornelius, Frederick, Curt, and Myron Heck, all of Nampa, Francis Heck of Spokane and Blaise Heck of Nyssa, Ore.; three sisters, Mary Curtis of Walla Walla, Juliana Mayes of Nampa and Grace Ivy of Bend, Ore.; and several uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.  His mother and a brother, Ted, preceded him in death.

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