Gene "Geno" P. Hecht, 58, of Chester, Illinois, passed away at 8:43 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020 at his residence.
He was born to the late Herbert and Wilma (nee Burnnet) Hecht on March 25, 1962 in Red Bud, Illinois.
Gene married Jennifer Pennington on Nov. 6, 1998 in Chester, Illinois; she preceded him in death on Sept. 6, 2002.
He was a journeyman carpenter for the Brock Industrial Company for over 25 years.
Gene was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Chester. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching Blues hockey games. He loved spending time with his grandkids and enjoyed putting on a fireworks display for the Fourth of July.
He is survived by three daughters, Crystal (William) Hansford of Christopher, Illinois, Ashley Hecht (Josh Moore) of Steeleville, Illinois and Destiny Hecht of Grand Tower, Illinois; one sister, Linda (Vernon) Braun of Sparta, Illinois; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and two brothers, Roger and Herbert "Herbie" Hecht.
The memorial service for Gene Hecht will begin at noon on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 at Pechacek Funeral Homes in Chester, with the Rev. Tom Klausing officiating.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon prior to the service on Saturday, at Pechacek Funeral Homes in Chester.
Inurnment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Chester.
The funeral home is limited to 25 people inside the building at one time. Guests must wear masks and practice social distancing.
Memorials in Gene's name can be given to his family.
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