David Richard Hefti Jr. passed away in Choteau, surrounded by his loved ones, Aug. 26, 2015 after a lengthy battle with cancer.
David was born April 1937 to David Hefti Sr. and Valborg Boeck in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He Graduated in Minnesota with the class of 1955 and entered the US Army Corps in 1960. David moved to Eastern Montana in the early 1960's and worked in the oil industry around Glendive. In 1967 he moved to Choteau. After attending his 25th High school reunion in Minnesota he was reunited with LaVonne Brinker and they were married September 15, 1980.
David owned his own tree trimming business "Dave's Tree Service" and was considered to be quite the arborist. His hobbies included playing Poker with his friends, watching football and being outdoors and spending time with his best buddy, his dog Rocko. He enjoyed traveling and loved the mountains of Montana.
He is survived by his loving wife LaVonne Brinker-Hefti, Three sons David Klapmeier of San Diego, CA; Randy Klapmeier of Billings, Montana; and Tari Vannoy of Buchholz, Germany, and one daughter Deanna Hefti-James of Denver Colorado. He was also survived by six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
David is proceeded in death by his parents David Richard Hefti Sr. and Valborg Boeck.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Gorder Jensen Funeral Home.
A Graveside service will be held at the Choteau Cemetery, on Sat September, 12 at 2:00pm.
Memorials are suggested to the Montana Sletten Cancer Institute.
Condolences may be left at www.gorderjensenfuneralhome.com