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Bradley James 'Brad' Heckenkamp

Bradley James 'Brad' Heckenkamp

Bradley James "Brad" Heckenkamp, age 55, Quincy, Il; died on Saturday, December 31, 2016 in the Emergency Room of Blessing Hospital. He was born on August 7, 1961 in Quincy the son of James and Darlene (Gerding) Heckenkamp. Brad was a 1979 graduate of Quincy Notre Dame and a graduate of the Bailey Technical School in St. Louis. He was of the Catholic Faith.
He married Milini Jett on May 1, 1999. She survives.

After leaving the Quincy area, Brad lived and worked in Colorado for 30 years. He moved back to Quincy to be close to family. He was willing to help anyone. Brad worked as an automotive mechanic for many years. After his return to Quincy, he worked as a salesman for Mutual Wheel.

Brad enjoyed bowling and golf. In earlier years he played softball. He greatly enjoyed his yard work and gardening. Brad was an avid fan of the Denver Broncos and the Colorado Avalanche.

In addition to his wife, Milini, Brad is also survived by: HIS FATHER: James 'Jim' Heckenkamp of Quincy. HIS CHILDREN: Deidre Heckenkamp of New Mexico; Anna Strickland and her husband Jeff of Louisiana; Blake Nichols of Colorado and Marissa Jett of Quincy. GRANDCHILDREN: Devon, Tyler, Makai, Ann-Marie and Kazumi.
HIS SISTER: Dana Dreier and her husband Brian of Quincy
HIS MOTHER-IN-LAW: Sharron Jett.
Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive

Brad was preceded in death by his mother, his maternal grandparents: John 'Jack' and Erla Gerding; paternal grandparents: Robert & Evelyn Heckenkamp and his father-in law: Larry Jett.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and at 10:00 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Interment in Greenmount Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church or Quincy Notre Dame.

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From:
Julia Gilstrap
Water Valley, TX
Comments:
My heart is sad today losing a fellow classmate from
St. Mary's and Quincy Notre Dame. Prayers for God's peace, strength and comfort to surround his wife, daughters and the entire Heckencamp family. Brad was such a wonderful person and I feel so blessed I was able to see him with a group of classmates the last time I was in town. May he Rest In Peace.
From:
Mary Jo Mast
Quincy, IL
Comments:
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Greatly enjoyed know Brad from QND. He always went out of his way to talk to friends.
From:
Mike and Sharon Becks
Palmetto, FL
Comments:
Please know our family shares your grief, our hearts feel your pain. Remember God now holds Brad closer to Him.
From:
John Tammy Rupp
Quincy, IL
Comments:
God Bless Bradley's family. So hard losing someone of this age. Accept our sympathies. Class of 79
From:
Mike Crowley
Woodson, IL
Comments:
Jim, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I can only imagine what it would feel like to lose a child. I will pray for God to give you peace and strength in your time of need.
From:
Joanne (Powers) & Jeff Bergman
Quincy, IL
Comments:
To the Heckenkamp family so very sorry for your loss. Brad was a very nice man and enjoyed talking with him at class reunion's. (QND 79) His dad & my dad were on the same bowling team at the Elks.
From:
Phil White
Greeley, CO
Comments:
All of us at Phil's Pro Auto Service are sad with the news of Brads passing. We hold the family in our thoughts and prayers, and will focus on all of the happy memories we have of Brad. We were blessed to have known him. The world will miss his ornery attitude.
From:
June Lahrman
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Jim, I am so sorry to hear of Brad's passing. I really enjoyed having him in my 4th. grade class at St. Mary's. I remember his excitement when he told me his mom was going to have a baby. He was a really nice boy and I am sure he grew up to be a really nice man. Your family is in my prayers.
From:
Teresa Oshner-London
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Brad was a heck of a guy! He had a heart so big. He will truly be missed. Prayers to his family. Gonna miss ya Buddy!!
From:
Laura (Werneth) Price
Quincy, IL
Comments:
My heart is saddened to hear about Brad. We were classmates at St Marys school. I also worked with his Grandma Erla at Kirlins Hallmark. He was a great guy with a fun ornery side. My thoughts and prayers to his family. May God provide them peace and comfort.
From:
Mark Tuley
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Brad was a good man. He will be missed.
From:
Melanie Lechtenberg
Quincy, IL
Comments:
My thoughts and prayers are with Milini and her family during this time.
From:
Dennis Crowlet
Chapin, IL
Comments:
Jim, Denny here. Brad was my best friend growing up, you guys were so much fun . I'm so sorry, I will miss him.
From:
Karl Aden Baucom Truck Service
Camp Point, IL
Comments:
Brads smile and sense of humor will be greatly missed he was the highlight of the Monday. We will keep the family in or thoughts and prayers.
From:
Lori Blanton Forgy
GrandIsland, NE
Comments:
So sorry for your families loss.I was shocked to hear this. Prayers.
From:
Cindy Davis Leaver
Omaha, NE
Comments:
My thoughts and prayers are with Milini and her family during this difficult time.
From:
Roger Conard mgr Mutual Wheel Monmouth
Galesburg, IL
Comments:
So Sorry for your Lost.. I truly enjoyed working with Brad . Brad will truly be missed by Mutual Wheel and All his customers.
May he rest in Peace..
From:
Kraig Summers
Golden, CO
Comments:
My thoughts and prayers to the Heckenkamp family, he will be missed. R.I.P. My friend.
From:
Steve Hull
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Brad used to come into Burger King for breakfast when he was still working for Shottenkirk and several of us would visit and joke around. When he went to work for Mutual Wheel he would come through the drive thru and would always smile and wave. Brad was a great guy and we will miss him. Please know that you are in our prayers and that God will embrace you in His loving arms and comfort you. Our deepest condolences. Brads' Burger King Gang.