Obituary: Jon S. Heichelbech

November 18, 1952 – October 13, 2023

Jon Stanley Heichelbech, 70, of Bedford, passed away Friday, October 13, 2023 in North Fort Myers, FL. He was born November 18, 1952 in Washington, IN to Edward and Alma (Fuhrman) Heichelbech, both deceased. Jon was confirmed as a Lutheran and later became a member of First Baptist Church, Bedford. He graduated high school in Shoals, IN with the class of 1970 and was also Northwood College graduate.

Jon was a Veteran of the United States Air Force and retired from General Motors as a Development Engineer. Jon attained the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. He also served on the Bedford Parade committee since the late 1980s, for both the Bedford Christmas and LimestoneHeritage Festival parades. He was a member of the Bedford Lions Club, serving in many positions for the Club. He co- chaired the Lions Pancake Festivals and built ramps for local disabled folks. Jon also worked in Kairos Prison Ministry. Jon loved his travels with family and friends throughout the United States and the world. He wrote and published a book on the Heichelbech and Fuhrman family history.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Heichelbech; children, Jamie(Scott) Nikirk of Bedford, and Adam (Jill) Heichelbech of Bloomington, IN; sister, Pamela Cornett (Roger, deceased) of Pittsboro, IN; as well as grandchildren, Kaden, Allison, Elijah, and Hudson Nikirk.

He loved to travel with them, teach them everything he knew in the kitchen, tell stories and spend time outdoors with them. The grandkids loved to harvest pears, berries, grapes, pecans and hazelnuts with him in his back yard.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday October 31 at Calvary Lutheran Church, 3705 Austin Drive, Bedford with Pastors Greg Zakian and Lee Brown officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the funeral services from 9:00 a.m. to the time of service at the church on Tuesday, and from 12 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 30 at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bedford Lions Club, 225 Maple Run Estates Drive, Springville, IN 47462.

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