August 13, 2020
Michael Joseph Heckenlively, 51, the son of Joseph and Charlene (Bortis) Heckenlively, was born in Stratton, Neb., Feb. 6, 1969, and died in Aurora, Neb., July 30, 2020.
Mike grew up in Kenesaw and attended Kenesaw Public Schools. He received his master’s in counseling from University of Nebraska at Kearney. Mike worked as a drafter at Chief Industries, a counselor at Mid Plains and a mental health practioner for his own practice, S.O.S. Counseling in Aurora.
Mike married Roslyn Mills on Sept.13, 1997, at the United Methodist Church in Hastings. They had one daughter, Briana.
Mike enjoyed time with his family, camping, fishing, reading and Nebraska football.
Survivors include his wife, Roslyn of Aurora; daughter, Briana of Aurora; brother, John Heckenlively of Gretna; sister, Lia Heckert of Neligh; parents, Joseph and Charlene Heckenlively of Hastings; and mother-in-law, Marsha Mills of Aurora.