Hecks celebrate golden year

NEW SPRINGFIELD – Mr. and Mrs. Edward Heck, New Springfield, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 1 at Das Dutch Village Inn. The party was hosted by their children and grandchildren.

The former Shirley McKinney married Edward Heck on June 1, 1963 at St. John Lutheran Church, Petersburg.

Mrs. Heck taught at Crestview and Springfield Local Schools. She also served as a Springfield Township Trustee.

Mr. Heck was metallurgical engineer for Babcock & Wilcox TPD, Sharon Steel Corp. and Trinity Industries in McKees Rock, Pa., from which he retired in August 2011.

They have four children, Edward A. (Jennifer) Heck, Belpre; Dr. Bruce (Christine) Heck, Dr. Brian Heck, and Dr. Heather Heck, all of Findlay; and nine grandchildren.