Died Friday morning November 9, 2018. Louis was born September 11, 1927 in Hastings, Michigan a son of Harold and Geneva (Christian) Hecker. Years ago he served honorably with the U.S. Navy. He had been a Kalamazoo area resident most of his life and was a member of Second Reformed Church. Louis was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Donna M. Hecker on March 11, 2010. He is survived by 4 children, Kent (Terri) Hecker of Kalamazoo, Nancy (Chris) Hansen of Hudsonville, MI, Jayne (Craig) Vander Molen of Portage, and Linda (Scott) Stuifbergen of Essexville, MI; 7 grandchildren, Amanda (Bryan) Goyings, Stephen and Matthew Hecker, Nathan and Geoffrey Hansen, and Leslie and Jacob Stuifbergen; 2 great grandchildren; a sister, Louanna (William) Dempsey of Mesa, AZ; a brother-in-law, Thomas (Norma) Veld of Kalamazoo; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A memorial service will be held 11 o'clock Tuesday at Second Reformed Church 2323 Stadium Dr. Friends may meet the family one hour prior to the service at the church. Private burial will take place in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Second Reformed Church or to Ministry with Community. Please visit Louis' personalized webpage for directions, online guestbook, or to leave a condolence. Arrangements were made by the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 622 S. Burdick St. www.langelands.com.