Alden Ray Heichel, Jr.
June 19, 1930 ‒ February 06, 2012
Obituary for February 8, 2012
Alden Ray Heichel, Jr.
JOHNSVILLE: Alden Ray Heichel, Jr., age 81 of Johnsville, passed away Monday evening, February 6, 2012 in his home following an extended illness.
He was born June 19, 1930 in Mansfield to A. Ray and Anna I. (Bricker) Heichel.
A Korean War veteran, Alden served two years in the U.S. Army. He was honorably discharged with the rank of corporal.
A lifelong area resident, Alden worked at Jones Potato Chips for 49 years, retiring in 1995. He also ran his farm in rural Morrow County raising livestock and crops and tinkering with his farm equipment.
On March 2, 1957 he married Flossie Meadows Heichel who preceded him in death on October 1, 2005.
Alden enjoyed time outdoors hunting, fishing and especially gardening. Quite handy, Alden also liked woodworking.
He was a member of Perry Church of Christ.
Family was Alden’s priority, he dearly loved his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law Jeffrey and Claudia Heichel of Sunbury; daughter Nancy Heichel of Johnsville; daughter and son-in-law Donna and Joseph Goulding of Johnsville; son Timmy Heichel of Johnsville; four grandchildren Cloudette Heichel, Daniel and Megan Goulding, Matthew and Josie Goulding and Amanda Goulding; great grandchildren Daniel “D.J.”, Clayton, Natalee, and Tobias Goulding; two foster great grandchildren, two brothers Kenneth Heichel of Madison and Jack Heichel of Mansfield; a sister-in-law Faye Frontz of Lexington, along with numerous nieces, nephews and a large extended family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife Flossie Heichel, a grandson Jeremy Heichel, and a brother Eugene Heichel.
Friends may call Thursday, February 9, 2012 from 5-8 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where the funeral service will be held Friday at 10 am with military honors conducted by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail. Pastor Vinton Morgan will officiate and burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions to Perry Church of Christ may be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.