Cooper Adam Hecker, 8 months, of New Palestine, passed away on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at Riley Hospital for Children. He was born on Dec. 17, 2014, in Indianapolis, as the son of Joshua Adam and Ashley (Collier) Hecker.

Super Cooper was known for his infectious smile. He loved his Sophie the giraffe, his blanky, sucking his thumb, and playing his piano. He adored his brothers and they could really make him laugh. Cooper enjoyed his Mommy’s kisses and holding his Daddy’s hand.

Cooper is survived by his loving parents, Ashley and Joshua Adam Hecker of New Palestine; two big brothers, Colin and Connor Hecker of New Palestine; grandparents, Ron and Debbie Collier of New Palestine, Barry Hecker and Cheryl Threewits both of Pierceton, Ind.; aunts and uncles, Katie Collier of New Palestine, Danny Collier of Indianapolis and Zach Hecker of Pierceton, Ind.; great- grandparents, Dennis and Jane Robinson of New Palestine, Ralph and Phyllis Threewits of Union City, Ind. and Don and Doris Bolin of Freeport, Ill.; several great- aunts, great- uncles, and many cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his great- grandmother, Mabel Collier and great- grandfather, Leon Hecker.

A memorial visitation will be held from Noon until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, at New Palestine United Methodist Church, 3565 S. 500 W. New Palestine, IN 46163. A memorial service will take place immediately following the visitation at 4 p.m. at the church. Pastor Mark Wesler and Joe Clark will be officiating.

Memorial contributions may be sent directly to Riley Children’s Foundation, Attn: Child Life Fund, 30 South Meridian Street, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3509 or envelopes will be available at the church.

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Arrangements are being handled by Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory in Greenfield.