Richard S. "Dick" Heckenkamp

Born: Fri., Nov. 13, 1931
Died: Tue., Nov. 25, 2014


Memorial Mass

10:00 AM Sat., Dec. 06, 2014
Location: Church of St. Peter


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RICHARD S. HECKENKAMP

   Richard S. "Dick" Heckenkamp, 83, of Quincy, died at 3:03 a.m. Tuesday (November 25, 2014) in his home.

   Born November 13, 1931 in Quincy, Dick was the son of George C. and Loretta A. Odenthal Heckenkamp.

   In 1942, Dick's family moved from Quincy to Joliet, Illinois where he attended St. John's  Grade School and graduated from Joliet Catholic High School.

   Dick enlisted in U. S. Navy after passing the audition for entrance into the U. S. Navy School of Music in Washington, D.C. Upon his graduation, Dick served out his enlistment with the Navy Unit Band aboard the aircraft carrier, U.S.S. Boxer.

   Following his discharge, Dick attended the University of Illinois in Champaign where graduated in 1955 and was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.

   Mr. Heckenkamp moved to California in 1955 and began a successful career in the entertainment industry. He worked as a publicist with Twentieth Century Fox; a theatrical agent with Music Corporation of America (MCA); and was an executive with Capitol Records, KEMO TV in San Francisco and KTLA in Los Angeles.  In 1970, Mr. Heckenkamp founded and served as President and C.E.O. of the talent agency Film Artists Associates. In 1982, he took a leave of absence to become Vice President of Gannett Productions in New York, a division of the Gannett Media Conglomerate. He returned to Film Artists Associates in 1984 where he remained until his retirement in 1998.

   Survivors include a son, Spencer Garrett Heckenkamp of Los Angeles, CA; a nephew, Lawrence Leistiko of Edina, MN; a niece, Linda Mullenbach of Prior Lake, MN; and several cousins in Quincy, IL.

   Mr. Heckenkamp was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, George "Jack" Heckenkamp Jr.; and a sister, Anne Leistiko.

   A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday (December 6, 2014) at 10:00 in  St. Peter's Catholic Church by Monsignor Leo Enlow.  Inurnment will be Holy Cross Cemetery in San Diego, California.

   Memorials may be made to  St. Peter's Catholic Church in care of Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home, 1435 State Street, Quincy, IL 62301

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S. Elaine
   Posted Thu November 27, 2014
To the Heckenkamp family,
At times like this mere words seem so small. But remember, Richard will always be close to you because his love will remain forever in your heart. Death leaves a heartache that is so hard to heal. But love leaves memories that no one can steal. So I wish you peace and hope in the midst of your sorrow. I pray that your friends stay close and your faith stays strong. Faith in God’s Word that soon He will wipe away every tear from our eyes, and death will one day be no more. The former things will soon pass away. Revelation 21:3, 4; John 11:24-26. Keep praying for that day to come - Matthew 6:9,10. Loving thoughts and heartfelt prayers are with you.

Mike and Sharon Becks
   Posted Fri November 28, 2014
Our deepest sympathy to Dick's family. We remember the good times in California. It was hard to know Dick and not smile. Surely, he is up there and telling stories of all his crazy family. May he NOT rest in peace but continue the wonderful life.

Mike and Sharon Becks

Nancy Porter-Radtke
   Posted Tue December 02, 2014

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Nancy and Susan Porter.

Keep watch over all of us. Keep us laughing and smiling. Your personality is larger than life and you will always be remembered. Love to all of those left behind. God bless you! Love your cousins Nancy and Susan Porter


Ted Kemner
   Posted Sat December 06, 2014
Many memories, great piano player, great trumpet man, fantastic story teller, and a Phi Delt.

My deepest sympathy.

Ted Kemner

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