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Madeline G. Heck

April 15, 2013
The Advertiser-Tribune

Madeline G. Heck, 96, formerly of Kiwanis Manor and Clinton Mobile Park, passed away Friday morning, April 12, 2013, at St. Francis Home.

She was born Jan. 13, 1917, in Toledo, to Richard and Lillian T. (Fate) Bushkuhl. On Aug. 10, 1940, she married Richard W. Heck and he preceded her in death on Sept. 6, 1988.

Survivors include her son, Jim (fiance, Gale Zoeller) of Tiffin; daughter, Sharon (Dave) Hedden, of Tiffin; five grandchildren, Stephanie, Chris, Eric, Brian and Jay; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

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Mrs. Heck

She was also preceded in death by her parents; son, Robert Heck; and two brothers, Bob and Dick Bushkuhl.

Madeline graduated in 1934 from Calvert High School and was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. In 1938, she was the first girl cashier in Tiffin, working at A&P Grocery. She also worked at LaSalle's, the state hospital, Kroger, the cafeteria at St. Mary Catholic School and volunteered at St. Francis Home. Madeline was a past member of the Tiffin Moose No. 846 and of the Tiffin Emblem Club No. 62 and she enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family.

Her Mass of Christian Burial will be at noon on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at St. Francis Home Chapel with the Rev. Gary Walters officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery.

Friends may visit with the family from 11 am. until the time of the service on Wednesday at St. Francis Home Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice Care or St. Francis Home.

Condolences may be sent and the guestbook signed at



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