Wayne Heck

Heck, Wayne Neil of Bossier City, age 81, passed away June 4, 2019.

Born on December 2, 1937, in Auburn Heights, Michigan, to the late Milton and Amelia (nee: Hinski) Heck. He is survived by his wife, Suzan, son Terry (Douglas), daughters Shun-Fong Gao, (Fu-Ken), Shun-Kwei Lin (Chi-Wen), grandchildren Yi-Rao Gao, Zhong-Yu Gao, Erin Huang (Dan), great grandchildren Linda Chen, Christina Chen, Sharianne Huang and Midi Huang, sisters Charlotte (Wayne) Brosseau, Pamela (Mark) Chmielewski and “special son”, Michael Miller. Also survived by nephews Scott, Troy, David and Daniel. He was preceded in death by brother Dale Heck. He married Suzan Chen on December 28, 1959 in Taipei, Taiwan. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, achieving the rank of a Senior Master Sergeant. Wayne was a graduate of Goodrich High School and Louisiana Tech University. After retiring from the Air Force in 1979, he worked for Siemen and Siemen, Blanchard, Walker, O’Quin and Roberts, JPJ Investments and the Veterans Hospital. Wayne loved food and was known to those close to him as “Big Bird.” He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, football, and the house at Lake Bistineau. Family received friends on Monday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to noon at Aulds Funeral Home, 7849 E. Kings Hwy, Shreveport, LA. 71115. Committal services were at 1 p.m. at Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, Keithville, Louisiana, with full military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to Northwest Louisiana Veterans Home, 3130 Arthur Teague Pkwy, Bossier City, LA 71112.

One Response to "Wayne Heck"

  1. Paul E. Goodrich   November 6, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    Dear Susan, family and friends of Wayne Heck,

    I am Paul E. Goodrich, MSgt, USAF (Ret.). Vietnam service crossed my mind once again today for the “millionth” time since being stationed at Tan Son Nhut AB 1965-1966.

    One day at the mess hall this big guy asked to join me for lunch. He had two hamburgers on his tray-I had one on mine. Seems that I remember him finishing his two before I finished my one.

    We became fast friends and were assigned to Hq 7th Air Force together for the next nine months before my year’s assignment took me back state side. I have been forever Been grateful for his friendship and leadership in making me a more efficient administrator.

    I saw him only one more time around the year 1975 when, on a refueling stop over at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, he called my work phone to come to the air terminal. We had a short 30 minutes or so together that day. Of all the millions of personnel serving in the Air Force during my career I can say he was my best friend.

    Today I searched the internet and, right now, as I write this, I am very saddened to have the experience of seeing his obituary including his photo-that is definitely the Wayne Heck I knew and have thought about all these 50+ years.

    I can confirm that he was a man of good character and intelligence and caring of everyone he met which I’m sure brought brought credit to the places of his employment as well as to the human condition.

    My condolences to each of you!

    Paul Goodrich


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