DMITRI EDWARD HECHEL
July 28, 2002-August 8, 2023
Dmitri was born on July 28, 2002, in Yaroslavl, Russia. At 7 months of age, he and his older sister Anastasia were adopted by Doug and Laura. Two years later Dmitri gained a brother Viktor, also born in Russia. Dmitri was always protective of his siblings.
Throughout his life Dmitri was an enthusiastic sports fan. He especially enjoyed following the Green Bay Packers, both in person and watching on TV, and he was always ready to shoot hoops with his brother Viktor or play a game of basketball.
Dmitri will be remembered for his love of family and his concern for the less fortunate. He cared deeply for animals and had a special cat, Odessa. He shared many special moments with his family and particularly enjoyed a steak quesadilla and famous Wisconsin cheese curds.
Due to his battle with mental illness, Dmitri's life ended too soon but he has left many good memories for everyone to cherish.
Dmitri is survived by his parents Douglas (Patti) Hechel, Laura (Robert) Schneider, sister Anastasia and brother Viktor, grandparents Joe and Jean Thomas, Jennie Woller and Janet Hechel, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Dmitri was preceded in death by his grandfather Oscar Hechel and infant siblings Lee, Casey, and Joshua Hechel.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, August 12 at WINN-CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 5785 Hwy Q, Waunakee from 10 am until the time of Dmitri’s funeral service at 12 pm (noon). After the service there will be a luncheon to continue to share memories.
Winn-Cress Funeral & Cremation Service
5785 Hwy Q, Waunakee