Sherman Dale Hecksel, age 84, of Coopersville, passed away at his home Sunday, June 12, 2022. He was born in Muskegon, MI., to the late Sherman Edward and Kathleen (Mellow) Hecksel. In addition to his parents Sherm was preceded in death by his son Sherman John Hecksel on Sunday, Feb. 1, 1998, brother and sister-in-law David and Joyce Hecksel, brother-in-law Joe Young, sister-in-law Elaine Hecksel and great niece Isabel Joy Umlor. He graduated from Coopersville High School, Class of 1956 and attended Michigan State University for 2 years. Sherm founded S. Hecksel Farm Drainage which he started in 1961. He loved his job in the farm drainage business and working with farmers. Sherm was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Coopersville, he served on the Board of Michigan Land Improvement Contractors, the Coopersville Area Foundation Board, and various other boards and councils. He also enjoyed wintering in Estero Florida after his retirement. Sherm is survived by his wife of 50 yrs., Ruth (Hoffman) Hecksel; brothers, Gary Hecksel and Philip Hecksel; sister, Kathleen Young; brothers-in-law, John (Judy) Hoffman and Richard (Sue) Hoffman; sisters-in-law, Betty (Nate) Brock and Kay (Keith) Edick; many nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at St Michael’s Catholic Church, 17150 88th Ave, Coopersville, 49404 with Fr. Ayub Franics Nasar celebrant. Burial will be in the Coopersville-Polkton Twp. Cemetery. Visitation will be held 5-8 P.M. Tuesday at the Throop Funeral Home, 214 Church St, Coopersville, 49404 and Wednesday 10 – 11 A.M. one hour prior to the funeral mass at St Michael’s Church. Memorial donations may be made to the S.J. Hecksel Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded to Coopersville High School Seniors for College Education, please make checks payable to the Coopersville Area Community Foundation,182 East St. Rm 112, Coopersville MI 49404. Online condolences may be left on his tribute wall at www.throopfh.com.
Throop Funeral Home, Coopersville, MI, Ph. 616-837-8161, www.throopfh.com