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MORTON - Kenneth M. Heck, 50, of Morton, passed away at 11:30 p.m. Sunday, July 24, 2016, at his home.
He was born June 13, 1966, in Greenville, Pa., to John and Patricia (Eastlick) Heck.
Surviving are his mother; two sisters, Penny (Joseph) Pirelli of Groveland and Pamela Chinn of Morton; one brother, Matthew (Lucile) Heck of Morton; niece, Brenna; three nephews, Joseph Jr., John, and Wyatt; maternal grandfather, Joseph P. Eastlick of Ford City, Pa.
He was preceded in death by his father, John; paternal grandparents and maternal grandmother.
Kenneth worked as a barge pilot for Upper River Services, St. Paul, Minn. for 18 years. He later worked as an auto detailer for Show Room Ready.
Kenneth was a John Wayne enthusiast. He enjoyed spending time with his family and enjoyed watching his niece play softball and nephews play baseball. He was also an avid fan of Penn State and of the Minnesota Vikings.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 29, 2016, at the First Baptist Church in Morton with church ministers officiating. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2016 and from 9-9:45 a.m. on Friday at the church. Burial will be in Hirstein Cemetery in Morton.
Memorials may be made to the Mark Linder Walk for the Mind, P.O. Box 5522, Peoria, IL 61601 or the Morton Public Library.

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