Greensburg-Dayle Allen Heft, 74, died January 16, 2014, at the South Wind Hospice House in Pratt, Kansas. He was born December 20, 1939 at Ashland, Kansas. Dayle was the son of Doyle J. and Jessie Marie Heft.
Dayle grew up on a ranch South of Coldwater. He attended Nauvoo Country School for five years. He attended Coldwater Grade School and graduated from Coldwater High School. He attended and graduated from Northwestern State University, Alva Oklahoma.
Dayle and Sherrell Seacat were married in Clayton, New Mexico. They lived in Denver, Colorado where he worked as a Pricing Consultant for Continental Oil Company. Having grown up on a ranch and farm his desire was to move back to Kansas. Realizing that office work was too confining for him, Sherell, Dayle and baby Kevin moved back to Kansas. Dayle became co-owner in Seacat-Heft Sand and Gravel. He continued to want to farm; Dayle and Sherrell puchased a farm and farm ground. He continued his vision with farming, ranching and construction. His vision continued when his sons decided they wanted to return to Greensburg after their college graduation. Together, Dayle, Kevin and Steve formed their own company, Heft and Sons.
Dayle was a member of the Antioch Methodist Church, 50 year member Comanche Lodge No. 295, AF & AM, Coldwater, Kansas, Kiowa Lodge # 293, Greensburg, Kansas, Wichita Consistory, Scottish Rite of Freemasonry,Wichita Midian Shrine and Order of the Eastern Star. Dayle received the 1996 Bankers Award. He served on the Board of Directors for Kiowa County United, Farmers Grain and Supply, Kansas Livestock Association and Kansas Masonic Home Board.
Survivors include wife Sherrell, two sons Kevin and wife Kim, Steve and wife Kristi, brother Jerry and wife Florence. Sisters-in-law Sandra and husband Thurn Hoffman, Serena and husband George Ryan , six Grandchildren, Kelsey and her husband Kellen Ebert, Lindsey Heft, Mckenzie Heft, Riann Heft, Aaron Heft and Raygan Heft, one Great grandson, Colston Gray Ebert, nieces Shannan McMahon and husband Ken, Greta Seacat Kaufman, nephews Devin Hoelscher, Jim Heft and wife Loretta. Nieces Tammy Lindsey and Kelly Cram.
Funeral services and celebration of Dayle’s life will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 20, 2014 in the First United Methodist Church, Greensburg with Pastors Terry Mayhew and Willard Olinger officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Greensburg. A visitation will be held Sunday January 19 at the church, with the family greeting friends from 4 to 6 pm. Memorials are suggested to Kiowa County United and the Twilight Theatre, all in care of Fleener Funeral Home, 514 S. Main St., Greensburg, Kansas, 67054