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Chris "Critter" Heckman

December 22, 1984 — June 22, 2023

Goodview

Christopher "Critter" Talbot  Heckman, age 38, passed away on Thursday, June 22 at his home in Goodview. Christopher was born on December 22, 1984 in Winona, MN, the son of Geoffrey and Pamela (Heckman) Fuersteneau. He was raised in Elba, MN. and it was a wild ride!

Christopher taught us all to Love with your whole heart and Hug with your whole soul.

Christopher had an enormous heart; he is known for his selfless nature that made everyone around him feel close, safe, and cared for.  Christopher had his struggles but they didn't define his love for his family and friends. His incredible desire to help others gave him a meaningful purpose in life. He was very proud of his time spent at the Salvation Army Rehabilitation in Minneapolis, which was a pivotal turning point in his life. He always strived to learn new things, and was immediately talented in what he set his mind to. He also had an endless, infectious, and witty sense of humor that was certain to be shared among everyone he knew. He enjoyed time spent outdoors camping with his children and friends, as well as playing video games and sharing a laugh with his friends and family, sometimes at their expense.

Christopher will remain forever in the hearts of his parents Geoff and Pam Fuerstenau; fiancee Sarah Clay, his children; Anna Todd, Marshall Kieffer, Dimarko Rice, Markus Olson, and Christian and Connor Fuerstenau, sister's; Gennafer (Marshall) Schmideknecht-Aune, Sarah (Kyle) Glover, brother,  Shane (Jill) Finnerud,  nieces and nephews, Ethan, Jaxson, Madoxx, Rhyker, Kyson; Many close cousins,  Aunts, Uncles, extended family and countless friends.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grand parents, George & Tressa Heckman, paternal grandparents Gordon & Joyce Fuerstenau; niece, Morgan. Uncles, Mark and Charlie, Cousins, Jeffery, Zachary, David and Ryan

Please join us in Celebrating his life at 6:00 PM on Thursday, June 29 at the Hoff Celebration of Life Center in Goodview. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the Celebration from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.

Memorials are preferred to family.

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Visitation

Thursday, June 29, 2023

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Hoff Celebration of Life Center - Goodview

3480 Service Dr, Winona, MN 55987

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Celebration of Life

Thursday, June 29, 2023

6:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Hoff Celebration of Life Center - Goodview

3480 Service Dr, Winona, MN 55987

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