Frances Ellen “Sis” Hecker, age 78, of Forsyth, passed away peacefully at home due to natural causes.
Sis was the oldest child born to Oscar & Edna (Miklich) Rittierodt on November 22, 1940 in Roundup, MT.
She married Jerome “Jerry” Hecker on June 24th, 1961. They raised three children on the family farm. They spent many hours teaching their children and others about hard work and the rewards.
Sis spent years on the farm then moved into Melstone, MT for a time running Jerry & Terri’s Café with her husband and many family members. Following work at the cafe, she started child care services for many in Melstone. Sis moved to Forsyth, MT continuing her passion for child care. She cared for many children over many years. Those “kids” were a large part of her life and her heart.
Sis worked for School District #4 as an assistant cook in the kitchen. After her retirement, she was caterer for Stevenson & Son’s Funeral Home in Forsyth and Miles City. She also catered for many other occasions.
Sis is preceded in death by her husband, Jerry, her parents, brother Bill Rittierodt, brothers-in-law Francis and Vincent Hecker, sister-in-law Alice (Hecker) Love, nephew Corey Meredith, and great-niece Meredith Burns.
She is survived by sons Ron (Brandi) Hecker, Randy Hecker, and daughter Jay Hecker; four grandchildren Nathan, Darren, Elizabeth, and Emily Hecker. Her brothers John (Sue) Rittierodt, David (Donna) Rittierodt, and Bob (Terri) Rittierodt and sister Rosella (Wayne) Meredith; numerus cousins, nephews, and nieces.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be held Monday March 4th at 11 AM at Stevenson & Son’s Funeral Home in Forsyth, MT. Reception following the service.
Condolences to the family may be sent by visiting www.stevensonandsons.com. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to charity of choice.