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Blair R. "Hike" Heichel

October 12, 1925 June 28, 2019
Blair R. "Hike" Heichel
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Blair R. “Hike” Heichel, 93, of Clearfield, passed away Friday June 28, 2019 at Mt. Laurel Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clearfield.

Born October 12, 1925 in Karthaus, he was the son of Albert and Annie (Triponey) Heichel. Mr. Heichel was retired, after 30 plus years, as a member of the Clearfield Borough Police Department and was Chief of Police for the last 10 of those years. He also served as a crossing guard for St. Francis School for 24 years.

He was a U. S. Naval Veteran of the Second World War having served as a Gunners Mate 3rd Class in the South Pacific for 30 months.

He was a member of St. Francis Roman Catholic Church in Clearfield, was a life member of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #51 where he was a past President and served as a Trustee for 9 years. Life member of the Clearfield VFC # 1, Life Member of the Clearfield L.O.O.M. #97, Life member of the Clearfield VFW Post 1785, and was a 60 plus year member of the Clearfield S.O.I and Clearfield American Legion Post 6.

He also was a life member and former board member of the Chiefs of Police Association of PA and a life member and a former board member of the Central Chiefs of Police Association. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and softball. He played semi-pro baseball for the American Legion in the Jaycee League and played basketball at the Clearfield YMCA.

On February 6, 1951 in St. Francis Roman Catholic Church, he wed the former Catherine L. “Kitty” Stephens who survives along with 4 children: Kathryn Penney of Lynnwood, WA, Ronald Heichel and Steve Heichel and wife Tracy all of Clearfield and Jamie Heichel and wife Margaret of Katy, TX

Also surviving are 5 grandchildren: Lindsay Penney Wellnitz and husband Sean, Kristofor Penney, Scott Heichel, Katrina Heichel and Matthew Heichel.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Wilford and Gordon Heichel and sisters Eve Paup, Betty Jacobs, Helen Tenon, and Margaret Elbell as well as an infant brother and sister.

Services for Blair Heichel will be held at the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Clearfield on Wednesday July 3, 2019 at 12:00 Noon, with the Reverend Stephen D. Shields officiating. Interment will be in the Calvary Cemetery of Clearfield.

Friends will be received at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10:00 AM until time of services at Noon. Military Honors will be accorded at the cemetery by members of the Clearfield Honor Guard.

The family suggests contributions be made to the St. Francis Educational Endowment Fund 212 S. Front Street Clearfield, PA 16830.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chidboyfuneralhome.com.

The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Clearfield, is in charge of the arrangements.


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Visitation

Wednesday

3

Jul

10:00 AM 7/3/2019 10:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 7/3/2019 12:00:00 PM
Chidboy Funeral Home - Clearfield

16 North Front Street
Clearfield, PA 16830

Chidboy Funeral Home - Clearfield
16 North Front Street Clearfield 16830 PA
United States

Service

Wednesday

3

Jul

12:00 PM 7/3/2019 12:00:00 PM - 12:30 PM 7/3/2019 12:30:00 PM
Chidboy Funeral Home - Clearfield

16 North Front Street
Clearfield, PA 16830

Funeral Services

Chidboy Funeral Home - Clearfield
16 North Front Street Clearfield 16830 PA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Calvary Cemetery Final Resting Place

Park Avenue Extension
Clearfield, PA 16830

Park Avenue Extension Clearfield 16830 PA
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Francis Educational Endowment Fund

212 S. Front Street
Clearfield, , PA 16830
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