Funeral Mass for Herman Hecker, 81, of Belfield will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 8, 2020 at St. Bernard's Catholic Church, with Fr. Shane Campbell Celebrating.
Visitation for Herman will be one hour prior to the Funeral Mass at the church, with a rosary taking place at 9:15 a.m.
Herman passed away March 2, 2021 at his home in Dickinson.
Herman Joseph Hecker was born in Dickinson on October 23, 1939 to Joe and Wilhelmina (Wock) Hecker. Herman was the youngest of ten children. He proudly graduated from eighth grade, as this was a big accomplishment in the 1940s. Herman lived with his family until 1988 when he moved to Dickinson. Herman’s brother, Peter Hecker, took care of his affairs for many years.
Herman enjoyed spending time with his family during the holidays. He enjoyed spending his summers with his family on their farm by Wibaux and Belfield, and helping his dad and brothers out with the chores. Herman and his Mother had a special bond, and he often spoke of being reunited with her in heaven.
Through the supports of ABLE, Inc., Herman built many strong relationships and enjoyed many activities. He would often greet those he knew with “wie gehts” and a warm smile. Herman enjoyed rodeos on summer days, and coffee on cold evenings with friends. Herman enjoyed the little things in life and was never one to complain of tasks too difficult. Herman’s greatest joys were riding his bike, talking about anything farm related, volunteering, old westerns on TV, and long drives all over town while naming every make of vehicle he saw. Herman has taught many life lessons to those who surrounded him: smile even when times are tough, love because everyone deserves to know they are loved, and never put work first because, “it ain’t goin nowhere.”
Herman is survived by his sister Marcelina Krug of Richardton, many nieces, great nieces, nephews and great nephews, and many friends at ABLE, Inc.
He was preceded in death by his parents Joe and Wilhelmina (Wock) Hecker and siblings Peter Hecker, Bernard Hecker, Lawrence Hecker, Anton Hecker, Marie Urbanec, Theresa Thordarson, Francis Hecker and Christ Hecker.