Published in the Pine City Pioneer, page 10, January 20, 2005
Robert Arthur Hecht, 79, of Pine City, died on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005 at the Hillcrest Health Care Center in Rush City.
Bob was born on May 11, 1925 in Stillwater to Henry and Amanda (Wickelman) Hecht.
He was employed at Capital Gears in the Twin Cities as a machinist. He loved farming and enjoyed working in the outdoors.
Bob liked to play the harmonica and continued to do so as lifelong hobby, often entertaining the residents at Hillcrest Health Care Center. His other hobbies included fishing and spending time with his large family.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Amanda Hecht, his son, Robert Wayne Hecht, two granddaughters, Rachael Boyer and Army Hecht, and his sister, Helen Goiffon.
He is survived by his children, Barbara and husband, David Boyer of Stacy; Alan Hecht and wife, Linda, of Pine City; James Hecht and wife, Hydie, of Greeley, Charles Hecht and wife, Cindy, of Brook Park; Sandy and husband, Paul Nelson, of Bemidji; Tom Hecht, Pine City; Ben Hecht of Hinckley, Connie and husband, Dennis Swensrud, Rush City; Terry Hecht and wife, Shelia, of Greeley; Ted Hecht and wife, Theresa, of Pine City; Julie Hecht of Pine City; and Missy Schultz of St. Cloud; his grandchildren, Jeremy Boyer, Jesse Hecht, Jocelyn Hecht, Joshua Hecht, Joe Hecht, Charles Hecht, Corey Hecht, Shivan Nelson, Erica Nelson, Michelle Hecht, Richard Huhta, Christopher Hugta, Ryan Swensrud, Dustin Hecht, Jamie Hecht, Jennae Lande, Andrew Lande, Jordan Hecht, Chantal Hecht, Kevin Horak, Colton Hecht, Brittany Prokott, Delantae, Isaiah; seven great grandchildren, his brother, Donald Hecht, and wife, Mary Ann, of Cumberland, WI; brother-in-law, Cedric Goiffon, of Forest Lake; many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Funeral service was held Friday, Jan. 14 at the United Methodist Church of Pine City with Pastor Kathy Huneywell officiating.
Jody Karas and Kristi Mankie provided music.
The pallbearers were Jeremy Boyer, Joshua Hecht, Joe Hecht, Jesse Hecht, Charles Hecht and Corey Hecht.
Burial will take place in the spring of 2005.