THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Marjorie Rose Van Hefty
Issue Date: January 15, 2014
Marjorie Rose Van Hefty, 90, of Oconto passed away Saturday, Jan. 11 at Sun Valley Homes II in Oconto.
Born Aug. 5, 1923 in Oconto to the late Edward and Julia (LeBreck) Sherman, she married Clarence Van Hefty on Oct. 30, 1943. He preceded her in death on June 10, 1997. The couple owned and operated Clay Hill Holstein Farm for 32 years. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, Oconto.
She is survived by four daughters, Sandra (Donald) Dumas, Lena; Cheryl Detaege-Bain, Hartford; Carol (Thomas) Quirt, Sheboygan and Beth (Russ Belongia) Larson, Oconto; a son, James (Chris) Van Hefty, DePere; a brother, Edward Chum Sherman, Oconto; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Cota, Oconto; a brother-in-law, Clem Harley, Lena; 15 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by two sons-in-law, Lawrence Detaege and Vern Bain and a granddaughter, Melody Detaege.
The family received relatives and friends at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 2:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Oconto. Rev. Joel Sember officiated with burial at the Oconto Catholic Cemetery.