Saturday, January 20, 2018


Richard (Rick) Heicksen, a former Columbus resident, passed away Aug. 28, 2015, in Fayetteville, N.C., where he resided with his wife Valerie. They had been married 58 years.
Rick was a 1955 graduate of Columbus High School.
He is survived by his wife, two daughters, one grandchild and sisters Rose (Gene) Henkeymeyer of Citrus Heights, Calif., Leona (Gene) Redli of Columbus, Mont., and Lois (Craig) Wright of Lawrenceville, N. J.
Rick joined the army after graduation, serving 20 years before retiring, including three tours of duty in Vietnam.