Jennifer Ellen Hecker, 46 of Jump River, entered into heaven on
Thursday, May 31st, 2018 at home with her family by her side. She was
born on July 7, 1971 in Chippewa Falls to William and Ellen (Pahl)
Carrell of Cornell. Jennifer grew up on a farm near Cornell and
graduated from Cornell High. She met her future husband at a softball
game and later married Robert “Bobby” Hecker of Hawkins on July 7,
Jennifer was known for her love for the Lord and for her desire for
others to have a personal relationship with Him. She loved her family
and gave birth to twelve children-six boys and six girls. She helped teach
them how to garden, farm, and take care of the home. Jennifer
homeschooled each one as well. She loved her friends and church
family and actively sought to encourage them to live for the Lord.
Jennifer also loved her community-from 4-H, homeschool group, little
league, basketball and any time she had the opportunity to be with
others. Jennifer enjoyed crocheting, canning, decorating cakes and
spending time with her husband and children.
She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Bob, her children, Daniel
(Ginger) of Thorp, MaryEllen of Green River, WY, Ruth, David, Joseph,
Hannah, Andrew, Peter, Esther, Abigail, Rebekah and Timothy of Jump
River, 3 grandchildren, her parents, William “Bill” and Ellen Carrell of
Cornell, and her siblings, Sheila (Jeremy) Shackleton and Barbara
(Shane) Stumo both of Cornell and William “Billy” (Michelle) Carrell of
Eleva. Jennifer is preceded in death by her brother in law, John Hecker.
A funeral service will be held at 11AM on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at
Northland Baptist Church in Hannibal with Rev. Dick Chromy and Rev.
Greg Stine Co-officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Nebo Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5-8 PM on Monday at Northland Baptist Church,
W14530 County Road M, Hannibal and one hour prior to services
Tuesday all at the Church. Plombon Funeral Service-Gilman assisted