Stacey Hunter Hecht, 47, of Falcon Heights, died Dec. 9.

Stacey was an associate professor of political science and chair of the political science department at Bethel University. She was the author of articles and book chapters on religion and politics, social policy and state politics. She was a regular commentator for the local media (TPT’s Almanac).

She was a generous and valuable member of the local Twin Cities Chinese Community and an active member of Como Park Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her husband, Stephen; daughter, Rosalind; mother, Sherry (Donald) Peters; and sister, Amy (Daniel) Zugell; mother- and father-in-law, Janet and Charles Hecht; and brothers- and sisters-inlaw, Edward Hecht, John and Julie Hecht, and Katie and Paul Koch.

A gathering to remember Stacey was held Dec. 16 at Holcomb- Henry-Boom-Purcell Funeral Home in Shoreview. Her memorial service was held Dec. 17 at Como Park Lutheran Church.

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