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Heschke, Vernon

Vernon Robert Heschke, age 95, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 20, 2024 at Bethany Home in Waupaca, WI.

Vernon was born on May 6, 1929, in Antigo, WI. He grew up and farmed in the Antigo area, and worked at Hafemeister Implement. He married Edna Marie Lipinskie on August 2, 1947 in Polar, WI. In 1957, they moved to Waupaca where he worked for over 35 years at Waupaca Foundry. He enjoyed traveling, camping, playing dominoes, cards, Yahtzee, lake parties, fishing, and visiting with family and friends. Vernon was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran church, Waupaca, for 66 years, where he served as usher and various other duties. He was also a former member of Countyline Trailblazers Snowmobile Club. He loved tractors and anything mechanical, Mr. Fix It.

He is survived by his 6 children: Charlotte (Kenneth) Heger, Waupaca, Sharon Heschke, Larsen, Jeanne Christensen, Waupaca, Robert (Sharon) Heschke, Waupaca, Gary (Theresa) Heschke, Pine River, and Kaye Betley, Waupaca.
He is further survived by 14 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 7 great-great-grandchildren, a brother, Ronald (Margaret) Heschke, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Edna, his parents, Eldor and Lydia (Legro) Heschke, brothers Kenneth, Robert, Alvin, Herbert Heschke, sisters Carol Fronek and Darlene Miller, son-in-law Thomas Christensen and grandsons Andrew Heger and Scott Heger.

A funeral service will be held on Monday July 1, 2024 at 11 A.M. at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waupaca, WI. Reverend Ben Kempfert will officiate with burial to follow at Lakeside Memorial Park in Waupaca, WI. A visitation will be held on Monday July 1, 2024 at the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church from 9 A.M. until the time of the service at 11 A.M. The Holly Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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