Gerald L. Heck(1948 - 2011)

Gerald L. Heck, 62, of Belleville, Ill., born Sept. 9, 1948, in Berkeley, Calif., died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Belleville, Ill.

Gerald retired as an estimator at Tile Town Carpet, Fairview Heights, Ill. He was a United States Navy veteran.

He was preceded in death by his father, Warren Heck; and a niece, Chelse Driemeier.

Surviving are his two sons, Matthew Heck of New Hampshire, and Joshua (Samantha) Heck of Belleville, Ill.; three grandchildren, Simone, Jewleah, and Savannah; his mother, LaToura A., nee Adams, Heck of Belleville, Ill.; one brother, Norman A. Heck of Belleville, Ill.; two sisters, Claudia L. Rogers and Karen S. (Roy) Sodam, both of Belleville, Ill.; and his nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association , or to the American Diabetes Association . Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill., with the Rev. Alex Hendrickson officiating. At Jerry's request, cremation will be held. His cremains are to be scattered in the ocean so that he can travel the world as he always wished.

GEORGE RENNER & SONS FUNERAL HOME, Belleville, Ill.

Published in Belleville News-Democrat from January 27 to January 28, 2011