John F. Hefter, 70

John F. Hefter, 70, formerly of Kewaskum, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at Hope Health and Rehabilitation Center in Lomira.

He was born on Feb. 27, 1943, in Allenton, the son of the late Raymond and Viola (Peter) Hefter.

John was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Kewaskum. He owned and operated Hefter Auto Salvage in Kewaskum from 1969-1985.

Those John leaves behind to cherish his memory include two children, Tim Hefter of Mayville and Kathleen Hefter of Chippewa Falls; a brother, Thomas (Lorraine) Hefter of Allenton; two sisters, Betty Matenaer of West Bend and Annabelle Sauer of Thorp; three sisters-in-law, Doris Hefter and Darlene Hefter, both of Allenton, and Cecilia “Tootie” Hefter of West Bend; a special friend, Darlene Baerenwald of West Bend; and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by four brothers, Donald, Roman, Dennis and Raymond “Sonny” Hefter Jr., and two brothers-in-law, Francis Matenaer and Arthur Sauer.

A Mass of Christian burial for John will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Kewaskum with the Rev. Edwin Kornath officiating. Cremation will follow and burial of his cremains will be at St. Peter and Paul Cemetery in the town of Addison.

The Hefter family will greet relatives and friends at the church on Friday from 4 p.m. until the time of Mass.

The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum has been entrusted with John’s arrangements. Additional information and guestbook may be found at