Donald O. Heckman, 84, Pecatonica, IL died at 4:09 p.m., Thursday, October 27, 2016 in Rockford Memorial Hospital after a short illness.\r\n\r\nBorn August 20, 1932 in Freeport, IL the son of Mr. and Mrs. George and Marjorie (Penticoff) Heckman. Graduated from Dakota High School, Class of 1950. He married the former Carolyn Heckendorn in Rockford, IL on June 8, 1968. In his early days in farmed. He then worked as a machinist in various shops in Rockford, retiring in 1994. He was a member of Midway Snowbusters, where he served as their first president. Enjoyed playing Euchre at Booties, fishing, boating and trapping.\r\n\r\nSurvivors include sons Mark (Jeri) Heckman, Bruce (Janet Guffey) Heckman, both of Pecatonica, IL, Kurt (Traci) Heckman, Machesney Park, IL and Scott (Nancy) Heckman, Pecatonica, IL; nine grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; brothers Harold (Sherry) Heckman, Orangeville, IL and Ronald (Julie) Heckman, Edgerton, WI and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two grandsons Tyler and Daniel, sister Lois and brothers Leo and John.\r\n\r\nPrivate ceremonies will be held at a later date. Cremation rites will be accorded. McCorkle Funeral Home-Pecatonica Chapel, 203 W Fifth Street, Pecatonica, IL assisted the family.