Stephen E. Heckman

TORRINGTON – Memorial services for Stephen E. Heckman, 71, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, at Lighthouse Ministries with Pastor Rick Carroll. Steve died Oct. 8, at Community Hospital in Torrington and cremation has taken place. Arrangements are by the Colyer Funeral Home and condolences may be sent to

Steve was born Nov. 25, 1948 in Torrington, the son of Edward and Dorothea (Korb) Heckman. He grew up and received his education in Goshen County graduating from Lingle High School. He then attended Eastern Wyoming College for two years before entering the US Army in 1970. He was discharged in 1972. He drove the ice cream delivery truck in Sheridan before returning to Torrington where he farmed. He took a trip with a mule and a horse from Torrington to Jackson Hole. Steve worked for Lamb Construction driving truck and in the winter drove rehaul beet trucks for Trans Systems. He later went to work for Trans Systems as a mechanic. In 2005, he went to work for the Guernsey Quarry as a heavy equipment mechanic. He retired in 2013. 

Steve enjoyed making iron lawn art and fixing and building things. 

Steve is survived by his wife LaVonne of Torrington; a son Scott (Susan) Weichel; a daughter Robin Taylor of Gering, Neb.; grandsons Joseph Patterson and Chad Weichel; a granddaughter Cathryn Smith; and five great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.


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