Oscar Heffta Jr, age 90 of rural Park River and Adams, ND passed away on Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.
Oscar Heffta Jr was born September 10, 1929 in rural Adams, ND the son of the late Oscar Sr. and Selma (Knutson) Heffta. He attended school at the Latona Township country school, Adams school and graduated high school from the Walsh County Agricultural School in Park River.
Oscar wed Laverne Kaye Midtlyng on February 25, 1955 in Nekoma, ND. The couple made their home in Latona Township of Walsh County where they farmed until 1996 when they moved to their home near Park River.
Oscar was a member of the former Sarepta Lutheran Church and was currently a member of the Adams Mountain Lutheran Church. He was also passionate about serving his community and had been involved in the Adams School Board, the community development board that built the Adams Bowling Alley, the Farmer’s Union Cooperative board, the Walsh County Social Service board, decades of service to Latona township and many other organizations.
Oscar is survived by his children: Debbie (Gary) Behm, Niagra, ND; Donna (Lynn) Schmiess, Munich, ND; Guy (Karen) Heffta, Adams, ND; Scott Heffta (special friend, Jane Janssen), Adams, ND; Todd Heffta, (fiancé, Mary Skorheim), Grand Forks, ND; Dean (Sarah) Heffta, Washington, IL; 10 grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren and sibling Yvonne Bjorg, Park River, ND. He was preceded in death by his wife Kaye, parents, and grandson, Jared Udby.
Funeral services will be Saturday, September 14th at 10:30 AM at the Adams Mountain Lutheran Church of Adams, ND. Visitation will be Friday from 5-7 with a prayer service at 7:00 PM at the Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River. Friends may also call at the church on Saturday for one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at the Sarepta Lutheran Cemetery, rural Adams, ND.
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