David Allan Hefty

David Allan Hefty

October 31, 1944 – June 13, 2024

David Allan Hefty, 79, of Sweet Home passed away Thursday, June 13, 2024. He was born to Mart and Maxine (Buchanan) Hefty in Cumberland, Wisconsin on October 31, 1944.

He served in the Army from January 1961 – December 1964. After the Army he moved back home to Wisconsin and worked as a heavy equipment operator. In 1971, he moved to Alaska and worked as a heavy mechanic. He later started his own heavy equipment contracting business. In 1986, he moved to Oregon working as a general contractor from which he later retired.

His love was rebuilding old cars and trucks. He also was an outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. He was a man who would take time to help anyone needing help. He loved people and people loved him.

He is survived by his wife: Georgianna (Jan) Hefty, two sons: Rick Allan and wife Genece Hefty, John Martell and wife Sally Hefty; sister Sharai Hefty; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents Mart and Maxine Hefty; siblings: Marilyn Schmidt, Curt Hefty, Gwenie Hefty, Steve Hefty.

Condolences may be sent to The Hefty Family, PO Box 623 Sweet Home, OR 97386

Memorial service will be 6:30 pm Tuesday, June 18th, at Harvest Christian Center in Sweet Home. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements. www.sweethomefuneral.com.