Leslie Leo Heckman

Leslie Leo Heckman, age 84, passed away Thursday, April 7, 2022, in Springdale, Arkansas surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 14, 1938, in Waukon, Iowa to the late Arbie and Inez (Steirt) Heckman. He is preceded in death by his son, Nicky Heckman, and nine siblings.

Leslie served our country in the United States Air Force. During his time overseas he was able to meet Elvis Presley. Leslie then worked for REC in Iowa as a lineman for 25 years before retiring. He was a lover of all types of music and enjoyed dancing with his bride of 59 years, Sherrill. He was an avid outdoors man and loved doing anything that involved him being outside. Whether it be taking a walk through the park or tending to his yard. Leslie was a sports fan and enjoyed participating in golf and bowling. Above all, he was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend that will be sorely missed.

Leslie is survived by his loving wife Sherrill of Rogers, daughter Cori Perez and her husband Mario of Rogers, grandchildren; Tyler Perez, Nicolas Heckman, Kristian Heckman, siblings; Twilia Haviland of Des Moines, Iowa, Stanley Heckman of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Vicky Ney of West Union, Iowa, and a host of extended family and friends.

At this time no services are scheduled. Arrangements have been entrusted under the direction of Nelson-Berna Funeral Home of Rogers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Magnolia Place Memory Care at 2000 S Hampton Place, Rogers, AR 72758.

To place an online tribute, please visit www.bernafuneralhomes.com

 

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