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Sandra L (Benco) Heck

February 8, 1947 ~ February 20, 2021 (age 74)


Sandra Lynn Heck (nee Benco)

Age 74 of Joliet, passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Amita Health Saint Joseph Medical Center.

Born February 8, 1947 in Joliet, Sandra Lynn was a daughter of Bernard and Phyllis (Plese) Benco. Sandy worked as a secretary for Midas in Bedford Park for twelve years and then Joliet Central High School for over ten years until retirement. In her free time, Sandy loved participating in the Joliet Central Bowling League with her friends. She was also an avid traveler and would vacation with her husband John, as well as her daughter and grandchildren whenever possible. After retirement, Sandy enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and taking flower arrangement classes at the Joliet Park District. Sandy also did volunteer work in the children’s program at her home church, First Assembly of God.

Sandy is survived by her only daughter: Julie Pehlke (Eubanks); her grandchildren: Jack Pehlke, Cole Pehlke and Grace Pehlke. Her bonus family: David, Mary and Dalaney Scott, Fred and Patti Jankowski, and Ed and Jacob Walter. She is also survived by numerous cousins.

She is preceded in death by her husband, John Heck who passed on August 10, 2020; parents: Phyllis and Bernard; brother: Kenneth (survived by Sherry) Benco, and her grandparents: John and Julia Plese.

Family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Road in Joliet. A private funeral service will be held on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. A live-stream of the service will be provided and guests are encouraged to attend virtually by using the link at the bottom of Sandy’s obituary page.

Interment will follow and Sandy and John will be laid to rest at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Joliet.

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February 25, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Tezak's Home to Celebrate Life
1211 Plainfield Road
Joliet, IL 60435

Private Services

Tezak's Home to Celebrate Life
1211 Plainfield Road
Joliet, IL 60435

Video is available for this event

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