Skip to main content

Obituary: Richard A. Heft

Aug 11, 2014 09:12PM, Published by Jim, Categories: Obituary



Richard A. Heft, age 59, died Saturday, August 9, 2014 at his home in rural Beaver Dam. 

Visitation for Richard will be at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home, N7199 North Crystal Lake Road in Beaver Dam, on Thursday, August 14, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM with a prayer service at 7:00 PM.  There will also be a visitation at St. Katharine Drexel Church, 511 South Spring Street in Beaver Dam, on Friday, August 15, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM.  A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at church on Friday at 11:00 AM with Fr. Michael J. Erwin officiating.  Burial will be at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery.

Richard was born on June 3, 1955 in Trenton, Michigan to Oliver and Joyce (Dolinski) Heft.  On August 23, 1974, he was united in marriage with Jeanne M. Lauer in Clinton, Michigan.  Richard served in the United States Military for 35 years including in Iraq during Operation Enduring Freedom; through these years, he was involved in fire and rescue in the Navy, the Air Force, and the National Guard.  Richard retired as Fire Chief at Truax Field in Madison in 2006; in retirement, he worked as a Fire Inspector in Fitchburg.  Richard had a passion for music; he not only played the guitar and sang with several bands, but also anytime there was an open mic and an audience he was ready to entertain.  He was a member of St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church and the National Fire Association.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanne Heft of Beaver Dam; three children, Adrian (Christina) Heft of Beaver Dam, Nathan (Patrice) Heft of Beloit, and Joshua (Brigett) Heft of Port Washington; his mother, Joyce Heft of Wyandotte, MI; his brother and sister, Eric (Debbie) Heft of Gladwin, MI and Kathy Heft of Wood Haven, MI; five grandchildren, Adam and Joseph Heft, Jericho Heft, and Aubrey and Caleb Heft; nieces, nephews, other family and friends.  Richard was preceded in death by his father, Oliver Heft, and his sister, Jill Heft.

If desired, memorials may be made in Richard Heft’s name to St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Beaver Dam

The Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is caring for the family. To leave online condolences, or for directions and other information, please visit our website at www.KoepsellFH.com



obituary


It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

  • Fit-A-Thon

    01/21/2017
    08:00AM — 11:00AM

    FREE for Everyone! Invite your friends and family! (Check in begins at 7:45 in the gymnasium...


  • FAMILY EVENT: Music Lab with Julie Mazer

    01/21/2017
    09:30AM — 12:00PM

    Uncover your little one’s innate musicality with music-making activities using their voice, body ...


  • James and the Giant Peach

    01/21/2017
    02:00PM

    When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic...


  • Hiking by Candlelight

    01/21/2017
    05:00PM — 09:00PM

    Hiking by candlelight, a roaring bonfire, roasted marshmallows and warm refreshments await everyo...


  • SLP Christmas Party

    01/21/2017
    09:00PM — 10:30PM

    Having our Christmas Party. Excited to have Justin Regner playing for the event. Party is all day...


It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

  • Homeschool Community Meet-up

    01/24/2017
    01:00PM — 03:00PM

    An opportunity to meet, mingle, play, talk and learn with other homeschooling families and the Yo...


  • Annual Dinner

    01/25/2017
    05:00PM — 08:00PM

    Join the Chamber as they celebrate the Business, Citizen & Non-Profit of the Year for 2016 on Jan...


  • Join us Wednesday, January 25, from 6-7 p.m. to learn about registration process, open enrollment...


  • FAMILY EVENT: Morning Play Date

    01/26/2017
    10:00AM — 11:00PM

    Spend a morning meeting new friends at DreamBank. While the kids enjoy interactive story time and...


  • Hiking by Candlelight

    01/21/2017
    05:00PM — 09:00PM

    Hiking by candlelight, a roaring bonfire, roasted marshmallows and warm refreshments await everyo...


  • Homeschool Community Meet-up

    01/24/2017
    01:00PM — 03:00PM

    An opportunity to meet, mingle, play, talk and learn with other homeschooling families and the Yo...


  • For the third year ever, the Godfather Daniel Buchner brings you WINTER SUCKS ROCK DOES NOT night...


  • BDACT Annual Celebration

    01/28/2017
    05:00PM

    The public is invited to attend the annual end of season celebration for the Beaver Dam Area Comm...


  • Special Touch Beaver Dam Chapter meeting

    02/03/2017
    06:15PM — 08:00PM

    The meeting will start at 6:15pm with tacos. After singing we will do the " Word Walk" "Mercy -...


  • Flick N' Float

    02/03/2017
    07:00PM — 08:30PM

    Family Adventure Pool Doors open at 6:45 pm Movie starts at 7:00 pm Members: FREE Non Mem...


  • Saturday Science at Discovery

    02/04/2017
    10:00AM — 12:00PM

    Science and sports collide during this free event held on the first Saturday of every month! Expl...


  • Winter Day At The Park

    02/11/2017
    08:00AM — 04:00PM

    A Winter Day at the Park: Model Horse Show ADS Sleigh Competition Bobsled Rides Skijoring Com...


  • American Hero & Ice Queen

    02/11/2017
    10:00AM — 12:00PM

    Calling all Superheros and Princesses - join us for a magical time! Crafts Face Painting Refr...


  • Bowl For Kids Sake-Beaver Dam

    02/18/2017
    12:00PM — 03:00PM

    February 18, 2017 Tower Lanes – Beaver Dam 9-Pin Tap Bowl-a-Thon Fundraiser 11:30 a.m. for ch...


High School Sports
Weekly Recipes