Steve Hecker Obituary (1944 – 2021) – Longview, WA

Steve Hecker

January 9, 1944 – November 12, 2021

Steve Hecker died within the arms of his beloved spouse, 56, along with her daughters by his aspect after a brave battle towards MRSA.

Rising up in Longview, Steve was a pre-eminent athlete attending the then new highschool, Mark Morris. He has acquired many awards for his abilities in soccer, basketball, and baseball. Steve was additionally concerned in a wide range of charity tasks throughout his highschool years and was honored with the Excellent Citizen Award at his commencement ceremony.

His school years at Jap Washington College as soon as once more made Steve a fierce competitor on the soccer discipline, elected full Convention Guard throughout his 4 years there. After his first yr at Jap, he was honored because the Metropolis of Longview’s Excellent Athlete. 1962 Graduated with a serious in biology in 1966, married, and Sandy married in August, and commenced educating in Vancouver.

Hudson’s Bay Excessive College, residence of the Eagles, was Steve’s first college as a trainer. There he taught biology and coached soccer and baseball for a number of years. When his women Kara and Megan had been sufficiently old to play sports activities, he left the highschool scene to observe softball, the place he was discovered on the VGSA fields that ready the grounds for a lot of groups and served on the board. He spent the second half of his educating profession in center and elementary college. He was instrumental in main the skillerees and observe conferences for the Vancouver College District.

After retiring from educating, Steve joined HOST as a math advisor for varied Washington and Oregon colleges. He loved his many journeys across the nation for his or her nationwide conferences. He was a pupil advocate all his life.

Steve had the guts of a servant who volunteered on varied boards and organizations. Throughout his early years in Vancouver, he served on the social companies board of administrators that oversaw the county’s welfare packages. As a member of Kiwanis, he was acknowledged for his volunteer work. Throughout many holidays he participated in Stroll and Knock, which he discovered so vital in supporting our neighborhood. Steve has spent the previous fourteen years generously of both serving as a board member or chairman of the Messiah Preschool, which has given him nice pleasure.

As a religious man, Steve mirrored the qualities that made him so beloved and revered by many. He was a real gentleman: affected person, fast to smile, a person of integrity, variety, an actual and influential man to these with whom he got here involved all his life.

Steve’s household was every part to him. He by no means missed his kids and grandchildren’s video games and actions or performances. Sunriver’s annual household trip has all the time been eagerly anticipated, together with {golfing} with pals, studying, and stern treks along with his brothers every year.

Steve leaves behind his highschool lover Sandy Irvin, proud daughters Kara and Megan (Joe), adored grandchildren Paige, Stephanie and Carson, and brother Dan Hecker of Longview.

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, January eighth at 1:00 am at Messiah Lutheran Church, 905 NW 94th Road.

As a substitute of flowers, donations may also be made to the Messiah Preschool

or Hudson’s Bay Excessive College Basis: Checks made out to HBF with the Steve Hecker Memorial on the word. Hudson’s Bay Basis, Consideration Steve Hecker Memorial, PO Field 61804, Vancouver, WA. or on bank cards on the web site with the reference to the Steve Hecker Memorial.

Revealed by The Day by day Information on December 12, 2021.