Francis Charles Heep

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Francis Charles Heep, 71, of Dallas and formerly of Fredericksburg, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013.

A funeral mass was celebrated Saturday, Aug. 31, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Msgr. Enda McKenna officiating. Mary Ann Murchison was the pianist, and Donna Durst, the vocalist.

Interment followed at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation and a vigil service were held Friday evening, Aug. 30.

Heep was born Jan. 22, 1942, in Fredericksburg, the son of Francis Xavier Heep and Gladys Edna Seelig Heep.

Survivors include one daughter, Becky McCaskill, and two sons and spouses, David and Vivian Heep and Jeffrey and Jenae Heep, all of Mississippi, and nine grandchildren.

He is also survived by his mother, Gladys Seelig Heep of Fredericksburg; four sisters, two brothers and spouses, including Gerald Heep of Seguin; Patrick William and Frances Heep of Navasota; Deborah and Ken Perkins of Midland; Theresa Marie Heep of Kennedy; Lisa and Ted Matthews of Cedar Park, and Regina and Lynn Shipley of San Angelo.

Also surviving is a sister-in-law, Sandy, Mrs. Daniel (Danny) Heep, of Fredericksburg.

In addition to his father, Heep was preceded in death by two brothers, Daniel (Danny) Heep and Anthony Wayne (Tony) Heep.

Memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s School Endowment Fund or to the charity of choice.

Pallbearers included Sean Heep, Dean Heep, Aaron Heep, Joey Matthews, Eddie Matthews, Jordan Heep and Gerrad Heep.

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