Christopher A. Meeks Heidebrecht, 50, Heritage Lakes, NJ, died on Saturday, May 4, 2013.

Christopher A. Meeks Heidebrecht, 50, Heritage Lakes, NJ, died of cancer on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at his home.

A service has been held.

He was born in Wichita on Dec. 9, 1962, to Roger Lee Meeks and Sandra Linn Heidebrecht.

Chris was an avid athlete, who loved basketball, football, track and cross country. He graduated from McPherson High School in 1981. He received a bachelor of science degree in Business from Kansas State University.

Chris taught all around the world and acquired Professional Ski Instructors of America training achievements.

He is survived by: his wife, Shannon (O’Leary) Heidebrecht; daughters, Hana and NaPali of the home; brothers, Shane Meeks of Rockford, Mich., Kale Meeks of Aventura, Fla., Robert Heidebrecht of Loveland, Colo., and Bryce Nelson of Kan.; sister, Angie Ontjes of Hutchinson; father and step mother, Roger and Desi Meeks; mother and step father, John and Sandra Heidebrecht; nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial fund has been set up for his children; Chris Heidebrecht Memorial Fund, TD Bank, 382 State Route 23, Franklin, NJ 07416. (phone 973-827-0551).