Donald Lee Van Hefty, 77, of Marinette, Wis., passed away March 17, 2020, at his home surrounded by loved ones. Born Oct. 13, 1942, son of the late Claude and Mildred (McAllister) Van Hefty, he graduated from Oconto High School in 1960.
   June 3, 1967, he married Sandra Kay Camery in Dixon, Ill., and the couple celebrated a happy 45 years of marriage. Sandra preceded him in death June 22, 2012. Donald started his career as a communication expert for the Chicago NorthWestern Railroad and later worked as a millwright for Badger Paper Mill, then retire after 35 1/2 years. He coached girls softball and youth football for over 20 years, and was also a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Peshtigo River Bowhunters Club. He was an avid Wisconsin sport fan, enjoyed attending car shows, sporting his 63 1/2 Ford Galaxie and his 1988 Mustang convertible . He enjoyed casino trips, deer hunting with family on his property as well as wintering in Arizona visiting Nancy and Harry Wilson.
    Donald is survived by a son, Dan (Heather) Van Hefty with his sons, Zachary, Cody and Tyler; Deborah (Bernie) Kowalski with son, Jesse and daughter, Emma; Dawn (Mark) Kowalski with daughter, Michaela and son, Justin. Also survived by two brothers: Claude and Dick Van Hefty. He also sadly leaves behind special lady friend, Carolyn Harper.
    Due to the health and safety of friends and loved ones at this time
    A funeral Mass will be held at a later date and announced by Berth & Rosenthal Funeral Home.