Moeller Funeral Home
104 Roosevelt Road
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 462-0535
 Kosanke Funeral Home
105 East Indiana Avenue
Kouts, IN  46347
(219) 766-2224
Wanatah Funeral Chapel
309 North Main Street
Wanatah, IN  46390
(219) 733-2313
Angelcrest Cemetery
Highway 49 and 600 North
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 531-8690

Don R. Hefner, 91 of LaCrosse, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, Monday, November 13, 2017.  He was born February 12, 1926 in Hamlet to Elmo and Margaret (Bragg) Hefner.  Don graduated from Kouts High School in 1945.  After working a few years at Heinold Elevator in Kouts, he was a lifelong farmer, milking cows as a young man.  Throughout his life he was a 4-H leader for 20 years and an active member of the LaCrosse United Methodist Church.  Later in life he enjoyed farm auctions, buying machinery for Polk Equipment, but most of all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren.  On October 26, 1947 in Kouts, Don married his loving wife of 70 years, Betty Ann Kraker who survives along with their children, Keith (Ronda) Hefner, Donna (Jim) Smith, and Darla (Jon) Rothenberger; son-in-law, Jim Koontz; 7 grandchildren, Bryan (Keyya), Matt (Arin), Adam (Erica), Ryan (Nichole), Kristin (Brad), Amanda, and Jacob; 8 great grandchildren; brothers, Glenn and Roy Hefner; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Darlene Koontz; brothers, Paul, Carl, Earl, and Dale; and sister, Velma.
Visitation will be Friday from 3:00-7:00 PM at Kosanke Funeral Home 105 E. Indiana Ave., Kouts with a Funeral Service on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 10:30 AM at LaCrosse United Methodist Church 11 N. Indiana St., LaCrosse.  Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery, Kouts.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the LaCrosse United Methodist Church or the VNA Hospice of NWI.

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