Harry Hefner, Sr. obituary: Harry Hefner, Sr.'s Obituary, Dove Topeka

In Memory Of
Harry J. Hefner, Sr.
1943 - 2023

Obituary photo of Harry Hefner, Sr., Dove-KS
Obituary photo of Harry Hefner, Sr., Dove-KS

In Memory Of
Harry J. Hefner, Sr.
1943 - 2023

Harry J. Hefner, Sr., 80, of Topeka, passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at a Topeka care facility. He was born August 3, 1943 in Topeka, the son of Albert M. and Agnes L. (Siegfried) Hefner.

Harry graduated from Highland Park High School. He was employed by M. Katch & Company, Cummings Supply, White Star and the State Kansas before retiring. Harry was also employed by Heartland Park for over 23 years. In his younger years, he was involved in IMCA dirt track racing in the Midwest. Later in life was involved in NHRA Jr. Drag Racing with his grandkids. He was a huge Nascar fan.

Harry married Sandy K. Brown on May 29, 1962 in Topeka. She survives. Other survivors include children, Harry (Sandy) Hefner, Jr. of Topeka, Michael Hefner of Chandler, Arizona, Ronnie (Teresa) Hefner of Topeka, grandchildren, Jaclyn (Kevin) Lawson, Nicole (Nick) Sauceman, Alex (Elizabeth) Hefner, Harry (Victoria) Hefner III, and seven great-grandchildren.

Harry was preceded in death by his siblings, Henry Hefner, Thomas Hefner, Judith Douglas, Robert Hefner, Dorothy Rush, Genevieve Heston and Ruthie Covert.

A Celebration of Harry's Life will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, December 2, 2023 at Dove Southeast Chapel, 2843 SE Minnesota Ave. where the family will receive friends one hour prior to service time. Private inurnment will take place in Topeka Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be given to Helping Hands Humane Society, 5720 SW 21st St., Topeka, Kansas 66604 or to Prairie Wind Hospice, 1031 SW Gage Blvd., Topeka, Kansas 66604.

The family would like to thank Tanglewood Nursing and Rehabilitation for the care they gave to Harry.

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Harry J. Hefner, Sr., 80, of Topeka, passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at a Topeka care facility. He was born August 3, 1943 in Topeka, the son of Albert M. and Agnes L. (Siegfried) Hefner.

Harry graduated from Highland Park High School. He was employed by M. Katch & Company, Cummings Supply, White Star and the State Kansas before retiring. Harry was also employed by Heartland Park for over 23 years. In his younger years, he was involved in IMCA dirt track racing in the Midwest. Later in life was involved in NHRA Jr. Drag Racing with his grandkids. He was a huge Nascar fan.

Harry married Sandy K. Brown on May 29, 1962 in Topeka. She survives. Other survivors include children, Harry (Sandy) Hefner, Jr. of Topeka, Michael Hefner of Chandler, Arizona, Ronnie (Teresa) Hefner of Topeka, grandchildren, Jaclyn (Kevin) Lawson, Nicole (Nick) Sauceman, Alex (Elizabeth) Hefner, Harry (Victoria) Hefner III, and seven great-grandchildren.

Harry was preceded in death by his siblings, Henry Hefner, Thomas Hefner, Judith Douglas, Robert Hefner, Dorothy Rush, Genevieve Heston and Ruthie Covert.

A Celebration of Harry's Life will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, December 2, 2023 at Dove Southeast Chapel, 2843 SE Minnesota Ave. where the family will receive friends one hour prior to service time. Private inurnment will take place in Topeka Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be given to Helping Hands Humane Society, 5720 SW 21st St., Topeka, Kansas 66604 or to Prairie Wind Hospice, 1031 SW Gage Blvd., Topeka, Kansas 66604.

The family would like to thank Tanglewood Nursing and Rehabilitation for the care they gave to Harry.

To leave the family a special message, please select the Share Memories option listed above.

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Saturday, December 2, 2023 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Dove Cremations & Funerals - Southeast
2843 SE Minnesota
Topeka, KS 66605
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Celebration of Life

Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 3:00pm
Dove Cremations & Funerals - Southeast
2843 SE Minnesota
Topeka, KS 66605
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Southeast Chapel (785-266-6700) is assisting the family

Southeast Chapel (785-266-6700) is assisting the family

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