Everett Heck, 97, of Payne, Ohio passed away Sunday, March 12, 2023, at Heritage Pointe, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Everett was born in Payne on December 27, 1925, a son of the late Kathryne (Ditlinger) and Joseph Heck.

He proudly served his country during the Korean War in the United States Army. He spent his life as a farmer, but more importantly as a loving husband, father and grandfather. He had a strong faith in God and the desire to serve his family and others.

He regularly donated blood to the American Red Cross and was an active member of the Knights of Columbus. His family enjoyed 54 years at their cottage on Hamilton Lake, along with traveling to Clearwater Beach in their Motor Home.

Everett will be sadly missed by his children, Thomas Heck, Marilyn (Joseph) Hoffman, Daniel (Deb) Heck, Carolyn (Mark) Malfait, Joseph (Debbie) Heck, Michael (Robin) Heck, Robert (Lisa) Heck, & Jerry (Michelle) Heck; 21 grandchildren; & 22 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Barbara (Bacon) and siblings, Mary Katherine Heck, Helen Seidler, Beatrice Ankenbruck, John and Raymond Heck

Viewing is Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 4 - 7 p.m., at Dooley Funeral Home, 5761 SR 500, Payne, Ohio.

His funeral service is 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 16, at Dooley Funeral Home, Payne, with viewing one hour prior.

He will be laid to rest at Saint John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery, Payne.

Memorials are to Youth for Christ.

Fond memories may be shared at dooleyfuneralhome.com.