We received word our classmate, Steve Heckemeyer, passed away on November 4, 2011. Steve suffered from Alzheimer and Parkensons' for the past several years. Steve and wife, Lana, lived in Arizona City, AZ. The following note was received recently from Lana.
"Steve died on Nov. 4, 2011. I want to thank all of you who prayed for him. He died peacefully in Hospicecare. He had something similar to Alzheimers, Lewy Body dementia with Parkensonism. He diagnosed in 2006, and little by little,just like Alzheimer's, slipped away. He truly wished to go to the 55th. reunion, but going that far by plane and all that it entails for me, we didn't go. Thank you all again for your prayers, they did help us both."