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Distinguished alumni William Hecht enters rest

William H. Hecht, a 1960 graduate of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis and a recipient of the Seminary’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2006, entered rest June 12, 2017 at his home in Vienna, Va. A funeral service was held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Falls Church, Va., with final internment at Flint Hill Cemetery in Oakton, Va.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Herbert William Hecht scholarship fund at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. “Heavenly Father, into whose keeping we entrust our loved ones, help us to look to You in our time of sorrow, remembering the cloud of faithful witnesses with which we are surrounded. Grant that we may one day share in the joys of those who now rest in Your presence; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.”

To make a gift in memory of Hecht, call 800-822-5287, visit or mail a check payable to “Concordia Seminary” with “William H. Hecht Memorial” noted on the memo line to Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105