Richard Hechenberger

Richard Hechenberger
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Richard A. Hechenberger, 71, of Belleville, IL, born January 19, 1944, in Ottumwa, IA, died Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Mr. Hechenberger retired as an installer for Alcatel-Lucent Technology, where he had worked for nearly 38 years.  He was a member of St. Henry’s Parish, Belleville, IL.  He was also a volunteer at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Shannon, nee Fenoughty, Hechenberger.

Surviving are his wife of 31 years, Barbara A., nee Molnar, Hechenberger, whom he married on September 9, 1983;
a son and two daughters, Tim (Reggie) Hechenberger of Carlyle, IL,
Lynne (Jim) Schweiger of Millstadt, IL,
and Karen Zeglin of Belleville, IL;
five grandchildren, Kelsea and Jake Schweiger,
and Isaiah, Shennandoah and Benjamin Hechenberger;
two sisters, Mary Ann Swope and Nancy (Steven) Reuter, both of Belleville, IL;
two brothers, Stephen (Deborah) Hechenberger of Melbourne, FL,
and Rev. Gerald Hechenberger of Mascoutah, IL;
brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, David Molnar of Chester, IL,
Mary (Joseph) Barteau of Millstadt, IL,
and Michael Molnar of Afton, MO;
and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Flash Estates (formerly Belle Manor), 225 West B St., Belleville, IL  62220, or to Hospice of Southern Illinois.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 17, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, July 18, 2015, at St. Henry’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 18, at St. Henry’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Kenneth York officiating.  Burial will follow at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

Condolences Left For Richard Hechenberger

My deepest sympathies to the family.

Jeff Buehler, New Athens, Il, 62264

I haven’t seen Rick since High School. Seeing his picture today brought a smile to my heart. He was a good guy. Condolences to the family.

Ron Bauer, Kingwood, Texas, 77339

Dear Father Jerry,
I’m so sorry that you lost your brother Richard. I don’t I ever met him, but I bet he was a nice guy just like you. You have my deepest sympathy. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Your Friend Always,
Lisa Marie McDonald

Lisa Marie McDonald, Waterloo, Ill., 62298

Deepest sympathy to
Rick’s family. He was and his memory will always be that of a kind and good person.

Gary Schneider, Springfield, il,

My sincere condolences to Ricks family. I haven;t seen Rick since high school but seeing his picture brought back the memories of his being our class champion hot dog eater. What a guy!

Joseph A Gass, Rohnert Park, California, 94928


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