Erin Kathleen Hecksel, age 66, of Lowell, passed away on Friday, January 29, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, Branch Ryan & Marilyn Deerogee; and sister, Shannon Ryan. Erin is survived by her husband of 47 years, Kenneth Hecksel; children, Jacob (Anna) Hecksel, and Sarah Johnson; grandchildren, Ryan and Sydney Johnson; brothers, Kevin Ryan, and Mark Ryan; sisters, Gay Dick, and Melinda Sheldon; several nieces & nephews; many special friends; and canine companions, Edward & Jane. She worked at Amoco and the Shell Station in Lowell. She loved to spend her free time tending to her flower beds in the spring. Erin was a friend to everyone and loved to spend time with her posse. A Celebration of Life will be held at later time. The family asks for those who wish to honor Erin simply pay it forward and do a good deed for someone else.