December 1, 1935 - April 7, 2012
James “Jim” Heckler, 76, of Morgan died Saturday, April 7, 2012 at Gil-Mor Manor in Morgan. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 from the United Methodist Church in Morgan with burial to follow in the Morgan City Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, from noon until 2 p.m. at the church. Arrangements are with Nelson-Martin Funeral Service of Morgan. E-mail condolences may be sent via www.nelsonmartinfuneralservice.com. James Edward Heckler, the son of John and Alice (Gluth) Heckler, was born December 1, 1935 in Eden Township, Brown County, Minnesota. He was raised on the family farm until 1945, when he and his family moved into Morgan. Jim received his formal education in Morgan Public Schools. Following his graduation from high school in 1953, Jim enrolled at Mankato State University where he earned his degree in 1957. He received the National Defense Education Act year-long scholarship in 1961 to study German at Kent State University in Ohio. In 1963, Jim earned a Fulbright Scholarship which gave him the opportunity to study German and travel for eight weeks in Germany. During his career, he taught German and Business subjects for 12 years in four different high schools, and secretarial courses at Granite Falls Vocational School for 16 years. Prior to his retirement in 1996, Jim worked in information processing at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota for eight years. Jim was a member of Delta Phi Alpha – National German Honor Society Fraternity, and Delta Pi Epsilon – National Honorary Graduate Fraternity in Business Education. Jim belonged to the Morgan United Methodist Church where he served as organist. He had also served as organist at a Lutheran church in Granite Falls. Jim was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his aunt Dorothy Gluth of Sleepy Eye; and a host of cousins and friends. Blessed be his memory.
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