Richard Floyd Hecht

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March 28, 1939 - April 12, 2019
Born in Altenburg, MO
Resided in St. Charles, MO

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Richard Floyd Hecht, of Saint Charles, MO, passed away Friday, April 12, 2019 at the age of 80. Loving husband of Velma Hecht of 53 years; beloved son of the late Martin and Clara Hecht; devoted father of Sue (the late Richard) Sommer, Brian (Jennifer) Hecht, and Rodney Hecht; cherished grandfather of Ashley Sommer, Mikayla Sommer, Noah Hecht, and Lydia Hecht; dear brother of Florence Gruenwald; uncle, cousin and friend to many. Richard is preceded in death by eight siblings and his son, Randy Richard Hecht .

Richard proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church for over 50 years. Richard enjoyed tinkering and working on things around the house as well as building things. He also liked to read and play board games with his grandkids. Above all else Richard loved his family most of all. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Memorials may be made in Richard's name to the American Heart Association.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Rev. Edward Arle April 15, 2019 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    Our prayers go out to the entire Hecht family. I will always remember Rich has a man with great physical strength who was always there for Rodney…but also the church. For years he was a hard worker on the Trustees at Our Savior. Soft spoken but always faithful Pastor and Judy Arle

  2. Stacy Kreider April 15, 2019 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    candle 7Velma, Sue, Rodney, and family –

    I am so sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. He was a kind man. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers during this time.

  3. Michael D. Ragusky, Sr. April 15, 2019 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    Velma, Sue, Rodney, Brian…so very sorry!!!
    I’m praying the LORD will give you all comfort in this time and those to come.
    Look to the LORD.

  4. Barb Pohl April 15, 2019 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    candle 6Velma, Susie, Brian and Rodney,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers from Florida.
    Barb Pohl

  5. Leah Lauer April 15, 2019 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    candle 6I am so Sorry for Your loss… Loved seeing him every time He would Pick Rodney up and Drop him off at a Community Living Event.

  6. Rhonda Brown April 15, 2019 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    candle 7We are so sorry for the loss of Uncle Floyd we love and will all miss him very much. We love you all and your in our thoughts and prayers daily.

  7. Heather Pohl April 15, 2019 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    candle 6My thoughts and deepest condolences are with you all. He was a wonderful man and I know he will be missed dearly.

  8. Phil Finck April 16, 2019 at 8:13 am - Reply

    We are saddened by your loss. Rich was always one of the nicest long time members of OSLC and involved in many functions at church. Welcome to heaven Richard. We’ll all see you soon.
    Phil and Sue Finck

  9. Geri Pohl April 16, 2019 at 9:09 am - Reply

    Growing up across the street from the Hecht family, Floyd could be seen taking care of the yard or outdoors often and would always wave and smile. He was clearly a man who enjoyed taking care of his family and I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for peace, knowing he is resting with God.

  10. Sandi and Mike Robertson April 16, 2019 at 9:16 am - Reply

    candle 7Dear Velma and family-so saddened by your loss of Rich but heavens gain. Our interaction with Rich was when we picked up Lauren, Braydon and Kalynne from “Meemaws” house. Soft spoken and a gentle giant in our eyes. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Sandi and Mike Robertson

  11. Helen Gruenwald April 17, 2019 at 9:55 am - Reply

    Dear Velma and family,
    Sorry to hear of Richard’s passing.
    You have my prayers and sympathy.
    He was a kind and very friendly man
    and our good friend.
    He is our loss but heaven’s gain.

  12. Karen Christie April 18, 2019 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    Velma, Susie, Rodney, Brian,Ashley and Kayla,

    We are so sorry for your loss. We would have liked to pay our respects during the visitation, but we just saw that he had passed away on Facebook today. We’re sorry we weren’t there for you. Our hearts are with you . We know he was a nice man and always helped Rodney. He wI’ll be grealty misseď.


    Kare and MIke Christie.

  13. Karen and Mike Christie April 18, 2019 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    Dear Velma and family, we are so sorry for your loss. We would have come to the visitation, had we known. I just saw the obituary on Facebook today. I don’t always use it every day. We know he will be missed very much,and our hearts ache for all of you.


    Karen and Mike Christie

  14. Dianne Hecht Meyr April 19, 2019 at 5:18 pm - Reply

    Dear Velma: I am a daughter of Edgar Hecht (son of William and Louise). I met your family years ago at family events. My parents always spoke highly of your entire family. So sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful person. He is safely Home. God’s blessings to your family.

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