Richard P. Heft
August 1, 1928 – June 9, 2018
Richard P. “Dick” Heft 89 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Saturday June 9, 2018 at 6:55 AM at the Brethren Retirement Community, Greenville, Ohio. He was born August 1, 1928 in York Twp., Darke County, Ohio the son of the late Valentine A. & Catherine (Forry) Heft. He was raised in Darke County and lived in Webster for 13 years before moving to Greenville in October of 1998. He served his country in the United State Army serving in the Infantry in Germany during the Korean War. He was a heavy equipment operator working out of the Union Hall for various contractors retiring in 1990 after 38 years of service. He was a member of Webster United Methodist Church; Versailles Masonic Lodge; Gettysburg Masonic Lodge; Veterans of Foreign Wars in Versailles and the Versailles Eagles; as well as the Local # 18-Ohio Operating Engineers. He is preceded in death by his parents; his 1st Wife: Lova Jean (Dunn) Heft whom he married December 9, 1953 whom passed away November 1995; 2nd wife: Marilee (Netzley) Oswalt Heft; his daughter: Judith Ann Selanders; sisters: Jane Blake Francis, & Mary Sherry; brothers: Ferd, John & William “Bill” Heft. He is survived by his son: Paul Heft of Greenville; daughter: Candis & Jeff Swartz of Troy; step children: Mark Oswalt of Arcanum, Brian Oswalt of Laura, Ohio, Kathy Maus of Laura, Ohio; 3 grandchildren; 3 step grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren. Services will be held on Thursday June 14, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio with Pastor David Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park, Covington, Ohio. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Wednesday June 13, 2018 and 1 hour prior to services on Thursday at the funeral home. A Masonic Memorial service will be conducted at 6:45 PM on Wednesday at the funeral home by the Gettysburg Masonic Lodge. Veteran’s graveside services will be conducted by the Versailles Veterans Honor Guard. As an expression of sympathy memorial contributions may be made to the Brethren Retirement Community Resident Aid Fund or Webster United Methodist Church.
- Visitation Wednesday, June 13, 2018
- Visitation Thursday, June 14, 2018
- Funeral Service Thursday, June 14, 2018