Eugene L. "Gene" Heichel, 77,126 Donahue Road, Luthersburg, died thursday, July 8, 2004 at duBois Regional Medical Center West.
born May 5, 1927, in Clearfield, he was a son of the late Clyde and Lavina Moore Heichel.He was married to Ruth I. Donahue Kupko-Heichel Feb. 27, 1957, in North Tonawanda, NY. She survives.
He was employed by International Paper Co., North Tonawanda and was the owner of Otto Grocery Store in Otto, NY., until 1982.
He was Protestant by faith. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles aerie No. 812.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He is also survived by a son, Eugene L. Heichel, Jr. of Florida; a daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Susan) Click of Indiana; two stepsons, James S. Kupko of Luthersburg and Robert W. Kupko of Birginia Beach, Va.; two sisters, Mrs. John (Wilma) Snowden and Nina Reed, both of Clearfield; six grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by four brothers: Oliver, maurice, Gerald and Carl Heichel; and four sisters: Inez Hertin, Frieda Kelly, Edra Maliza and Ruth Snowden.