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Marie Carol Heckmann

• Oct 11, 2018 at 2:23 PM

KINGSPORT - Marie Carol Heckmann, 90, of Kingsport, TN, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 11th, 2018 with her family by her side.

Marie was born in Sacramento, California to the late Carl Christian Fickenscher

and Lily Bernthal. She attended Trinity Lutheran Parochial School and graduated Sacramento High School class of 1946. Marie went on to Concordia Lutheran University in Seward, Nebraska where she earned her degree in elementary education. She taught for 36 years in several elementary schools.

She met her husband, Robert, at her home church where he interned for the Lutheran pastoral ministry. Marie was an amazing wife, mother of two sets of twins, and friend to many. She never met a stranger and was the chief welcomer at every church she belonged to. She embodied the characteristics of Proverbs 31.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Carl Christian Fickenscher and Lily Bernthal; brothers, Ralph, Edgar, and Carl; grandchild, Tarah Heckmann.

Marie is survived by her husband of 66 years, Robert G. Heckmann; sons, Robert E. Heckmann and wife Kim, Richard Heckmann and wife Ruth; daughters, Lois Windes and husband Larry, Mary Becker and husband Paul; 24 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; brother, Robert Fickenscher and wife Millie; many nieces and nephews.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at Trinity Memorial on Saturday October 13th from 4pm to 6pm. Funeral service will be held at Concordia Lutheran Church (725 Truxton Drive) at 2pm on Sunday October 14th with Pastor Paul Becker officiating. Please join us a half hour before the service for singing of hymns. Graveside service will immediately follow the service at Oak Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Concordia Lutheran Church or the Lutheran Hour Ministries (lhm.org).

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