Joann and Merl Heckaman
Joann and Merl Heckaman
Merl Heckaman and the former Joann Gragg of Bremen were married June 6, 1958, at Grace EUB Church by the Rev. Melvin Livengood.

The Heckamans, of Warsaw, have five children: Jay (Sharon) Heckaman, Silver Lake; the late Brian Heckaman, whose wife, Julie, lives in Claypool; Kay (Robert) Ruggier, Warsaw; Eric (Nicole) Heckaman, Warsaw; and Tim (Noel) Heckaman, Claypool.

The couple have 15 grandchildren and one great-grandson.

The Heckamans plan to take a cruise to Iceland in August to celebrate.