- Good afternoon, It is with sadness that I share the news of the passing of Mr. James Heckler (95) on November 7, 2020. He was our Superintendent from 1974-1978 (I believe). Following is his obituary. Please keep Mr. Heckler’s family in your thoughts and prayers during this very difficult and sad time.I will share addresses when I am able to get them.Obituary
On November 7, 2020, James Heckler Sr. passed away, age 95. He was born August 14,1925 in Chambersburg, PA, to Maurice and Majorie Heckler. Along with his parents, Jim was proceeded in death by the love of his life, the former Harriett Williams, his wife of 65 years. He is survived by his son Jim (wife Lisa) of Fort Myers, FL, and daughter, Karen Stathas ( husband Nick) of Greenwood, SC. Adding to Jim and Harriett’s happiness in life was a loving family of six grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. After graduating from Chambersburg High School in 1943, Jim enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. During his enlistment, he served as a rifle instructor at Paris Island and with the fourth Marine Division, with whom, he went ashore in the battle of Iwo Jima. His next overseas assignment was with the Occupation on Okinawa. Among his awards was the Asian Pacific Ribbon, with one Gold Star and the Presidential Unit Citation. After military service, he graduated from Shippensburg College and received his masters and advanced degree works from Pennsylvania State University. A career in public school education in central Pennsylvania, totaled 35 years. Part of his career included tenure as Superintendent of schools. Upon retirement in 1982, he and his wife moved to Fort Myers, FL. Both he and Harriett were avid golfers and enjoyed the sunny climate in South West Florida. At the time of Jim’s death, he was a resident of the Shell Point Retirement community where he spent many happy years. Fort Myers Memorial Gardens helped to plan Jim’s arrangements. Burial will be at the National Veterans Cemetery, Sarasota, FL. To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Thank you Tom Heckler, Mr. Heckler’s nephew for sharing the sad news with us.
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- Good evening, It is with sadness that I share the news of Harry Eichler ’46 passing on October 29, 2020. His obituary follows. Harry was known as Ike by his classmates. He was in the Machine Shop, sang in the Chorus, and was on the Track team. He was in the Library Club & Yearbook staff. His sister Helen Eichler Moreno ’47, and brothers Richard ’48 & Theodore ’50 also went to SOS. They are all deceased. Thanks to his daughter Angela he was able to come to a few reunions in recent years, which he enjoyed so much. Cards or notes of sympathy maybe sent to his Angela. I am sorry I don’t have any contact information for his other children.Angela Yvonne Eichler1604 Matthew TerraceLawrence, KS 66044Obituary
Harry Frederick Eichler, age 92 of Fredericktown, Missouri passed away on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at ClaRue Deville Nursing Center in Fredericktown.
He was born on March 3, 1928 in Bedford, Pennsylvania to Albert Edward and Alice Beulah(Rock) Eichler.
On June 13, 1964 he was united in marriage to Joyce Faulkner, she preceded him in death on June 10, 2013, also preceding him are two brothers – Ted Eichler and Richard Eichler; one sister – Helen Moreno and half sister – Betty Wentz.
Those surviving are his two children – Angela Eichler (Kelli Snyder) of Lawrence, Kansas and David Eichler of Cape Girardeau, Missouri; three stepsons – Bruce Turner of Scott City, Missouri, Dennis Turner of Cape Girardeau and Robert Turner of St. Louis, Missouri; one stepdaughter – Janice Roth of Jackson, Missouri; ten grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Harry was a Korean War Veteran who served his country honorably; he was employed as a journeyman at Mc Donnell Douglas in St. Louis, and later worked at Madison County Road and Bridge; he enjoyed doing anything that kept him busy, including working on cars; construction and mowing his yard; he was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Fredericktown.
Visitation will be from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at Wilson Funeral Home in Fredericktown.
A small graveside service will be held at 12:30 p.m., on Friday, November 6, 2020 at Jefferson Barracks Veterans Cemetery in St. Louis.Thank you Angela and Sally Sheaffer ’65 for sharing the sad news about Harry.Thank you for keeping Harry’s children and grandchildren in your thoughts and prayers.
- Good morning, There will be a Museum Work Day on Saturday, October 17 from 9-12:00. We will be moving some heavy items so we could use some extra muscle to help out. Please consider lending a hand so we accomplish what we want to get done that day. THANK YOU!
Upcoming events for your calendar
- October 17 – Museum Work Day
- October 17 – Bingo: CANCELED
Reunion & Homecoming are dependent upon COVID-19. We are hoping by June 2021 everything is back to normal (as normal can be).
- June 11-13 – Reunion
- July 24 – Picnic (tentative date)
- August 28 – Annual Golf Tournament
- September 25 – Museum Open House & Homecoming
Please take care!
- October 17 – Museum Work Day