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Adrian Hekking

03/02/1934 - 04/05/2016
Service Date: 04/11/2016
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Granite Reef Ward, 1430 N. Recker Road, Mesa, AZ

Adrian Hekking passed away gracefully on April 5, 2016 in Mesa, AZ.  He was 82. Adrian was born in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on March 2, 1934. As a young teenager, Adrian immigrated to the US in the 1940s after WWII. To become a US citizen, he enlisted in the Army and became an officer achieving the rank of Major. He was stationed in the USA, Vietnam, Germany, and Morocco. He spoke multiple languages and used those talents for the benefit of his newly adopted country. In addition to serving his country, his faith allowed him the opportunity to serve two LDS missions: one as a young man in the Midwest and again later in life with his wife, Mariam in Guatemala. Adrian enjoyed travelling, reading, singing, and listening to classical music.

Adrian leaves behind his wife, Mariam of 58 years and their four sons; Greg and his two sons Seth and Zane of Chandler, AZ; David (Martha) and their three sons; Alex, Richard, and David of El Paso, TX; Michael (Sandy) and their four children; Adrian, Austin, Alexandra, and Aaron of New Paltz, NY; Neil (Clarisse) and their six children; Joseph, Zachary, Julia, Eleanor, Elizabeth and Ephraim of Cincinnati, OH.

Funeral services will be Monday, April 11, 2016 at 10 am, preceded by a visitation at 9 am, at the LDS Granite Reef Ward Chapel, 1430 N. Recker Rd., Mesa, AZ


  • He brought many smile to this world. Peace and love to all my cousins and Aunt M.

  • Kristin Cavenee Palmer

    So sorry for your loss. Brother Hekking was a great man. I have lots of fond memories of being in his home as a teenager. My thoughts and prayers are with your whole family at this time.

  • So sorry for your loss Mike and Sandy. How blessed we are to be sealed eternally as families.

  • Michel et Martine Mitic

    Toutes nos condoléances à toi et à toute ta famille, Neil ; nous sommes de tout notre coeur désolés pour cette perte difficile ; nous vous aimons et sommes dans nos prières avec vous …

  • You are all in our prayers! We thank Heavenly Father for the memories of love and our gospel knowledge that sustains us. You are in our prayers always. We love you guys! ❤

  • Ken and Beth Bratt

    Our sincerest condolences. May God’s spirit provide the comfort you need as well as a confirmation of the truthfulness of the Plan of Salvation.

  • For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)

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