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Rex A. ‘Pap’ Heck

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013 10:52 a.m. CST

Rex A. “Pap” Heck, 87, of Des Moines, formerly of Newton and Colfax, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at the Valley View Village in Des Moines.

A funeral service was held Monday, Aug. 12, at the Wallace Family Funeral Home in Newton with burial at the Newton Memorial Park Cemetery in rural Newton.           

Memorials in Rex’s name may be left at the funeral home. Memorials may also be mailed to the funeral home; please add; Attn: Heck Family on the envelope.

Rex worked many years as a production worker for the Maytag Company in Newton.                   

Survivors include his daughter, Patsy Partelow of Des Moines; his son, Steven A. Heck of Des Moines; five grandchildren, Lucas (Shonna) Partelow of Des Moines, Curtis A. (Tara) Heck of Newton, Amanda (Jordon) Roberts of Newton, Nick Minard of Des Moines, and Kevin (Toni) Minard of Des Moines; eleven great-grandchildren; his brother, Bill (Theda) Heck of Tennessee; his two sisters, Bernice Collins of Tennessee, and Merle Bledsoe of Tennessee.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Evelyn in 2011; son-in-law, Jerry Partelow; son, Kenneth Heck; and four brothers, Bob, Howard, Lyle, and Nick “Doc” Heck.

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