Dale A. Hecht, 73, of Jackson passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

He was born June 16, 1943, in Altenburg, son of Benjamin and Olga Pilz Hecht.  He and Sharon Tripp were married March 3, 2001.

Dale was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Egypt Mills where he served in many capacities. He owned and operated D & T Trucking for several years. Dale retired in 2015 after 45 years of truck driving. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.

Loving survivors include his wife, Sharon Hecht of Jackson; two sons, Tim (Bridget) Hecht of Cape Girardeau and Tom (Ruth) Hecht of Waynoka, OK; two step-daughters, Christine Fadler (finance’, Charles Mosebach) of Cape Girardeau and Kimberly (Chris) Steiger of Kansas City, MO.; two sisters, Carol Henderson of St. Louis and Karen Woltemath in Atkins, IA; and an aunt, Nellie Starzinger of Jackson; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Bob, Don, and Ronnie Hecht.

Visitation will be Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 4 pm until 8 pm at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson; and Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 1 pm until 2 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church in Egypt Mills.

The funeral service will be at 2 pm on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the church with the Rev. Barry Pfanstiel officiating.

Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to Trinity Lutheran Church in Egypt Mills.



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  1. Tim hecht

    Love you dad

  2. Doug & Sue Weber

    Dear Sharon and family,
    Doug and I are so sorry to hear of Dale’s death. Please know we have great memories of spending time with you. Sharon, if you need anything, please feel free to reach out to me. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Dear Sharon,
    Ken and I still remember your trip out our way, what a pleasant surprise that was. So thoughtful that you would think of us after all these years. We were very sad to hear of his passing but comforted in knowledge that we will be joined again in heaven. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during his time of loss.

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