Greg Heckethorn


Gregory A. “Heck” Heckethorn, 66, of Des Moines, formerly of Ottumwa, died February 16, 2022 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.

He was born April 29, 1955 in Ottumwa to Donald Leo and Juanita Kathleen Rupe Heckethorn. He married Debbie Burnstedt on June 27, 1992.

A 1973 graduate of Davis County High School, Greg was a welder, starting his career in Bimbco. He then worked for Werts in Bloomfield, for Union Local #2158 and Super Flow Technologies in Des Moines.

Greg was a member of Union Local #2158 in Bettendorf. He enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting and was an outdoors man. He enjoyed playing cards, and was a big family guy, a wonderful son, husband, dad and grandpa.

Surviving is his wife, Debbie; his children, Kristin Sines and Angela (Brandon) Tolle both of Bloomfield, Ryan (Amanda) Heckethorn of Indianola and Lisa (Jared) Love of Des Moines; 7 grandchildren, Tori, Shelby, Taelyn, Mallery, Antonio, Mayci and Alaina; his parents, Don and Juanita Heckethorn; siblings, Pam Sevier, Doug (Lois) Heckethorn, Debbie Gridley and Sam Heckethorn; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Neil Heckethorn.

Visitation will be open at 11 a.m. Monday, February 21st, at Reece Funeral Home. The family will be present one hour prior to the service.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Monday, February 21st, at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Wood officiating. For those unable to attend, the service may be viewed live on the Reece Funeral Home Facebook page.

Cremation will follow the services. Memorials may be made to Union Local #2158 in Bettendorf.

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