Gloria Jean VanHefty, 68, of Peshtigo, passed away Thursday, October 31, 2013, surrounded by her family, at St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay. Gloria was born March 29, 1945, in Oconto to the late Lawrence and Helene (Koskie) Leigh. She married Richard Van Hefty on August 28, 1965. Gloria, with her love of baking and even greater love for people, was adored by everyone she came in contact with. Gloria possessed that special gift that made everyone lovingly refer to her as "grandma". Gloria loved spending time with her grandchildren and watching them play sports, spending time at the cabin and most of all traveling with Richard. She was a big Green Bay Packers fan.
Gloria is survived by her husband, Richard VanHefty of Peshtigo; daughters: Wendy (Kevin) Harris of Peshtigo and Denise (Dave) Koronkiewicz of Peshtigo; a son, Scott (Lisa) VanHefty of Francis Creek; sister, Janice Stock of Oconto; brother, William (Barb) Leigh of Oconto; and five grandchildren: Jennifer Harris, D.J. Koronkiewicz, Derek Koronkiewicz, Abbi VanHefty and Brayden VanHefty.
The family will receive relatives and friends at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, November 4, 2013. Memorial services will be conducted 6 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Jack Harper officiating.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net.