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Kristina “Kristy” Lee (Heiman) Lafferty, age 47, died Thursday, July 14, 2022, at home surrounded by loved ones. She was born December 15, 1974, in Neenah to William and Donna (Meyer) Heiman. Kristy was a 1993 graduate of Neenah High School. She had a passion for aviation had been employed with the EAA and Sonex Aircraft. Kristy enjoyed traveling and loved animals, but most of all, truly enjoyed being a mother. Kiah was her world.
Kristy is survived by her daughter, Kiah Lafferty; her husband, Bret Lafferty; her mother, Donna (John) Van; a sister, Tracy Heiman; three brothers, William (Amanda) Heiman, Nick Van (significant other, Bianca), Johnny (Hanna) Van; nieces and nephews, Allexis, Paxton, Irelynn, Tadan, Cooper, Peyton, and Jack; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Terry and Peggy Lafferty; brother-in-law, Phil Lafferty and his son, Aiden; and many other relatives and friends.
Preceding Kristy in death were her father, William Heiman; and her paternal and maternal grandparents.
A visitation for family and friends will be on Monday, July 25, 2022, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Pathways Church 311 W. Evergreen Dr. Appleton. A funeral service will be held on Monday, July 25 at 4:00 p.m. at the church with Pastor Adam Demetrician officiating. Burial will be on Tuesday, July 26 at Riverside Cemetery in Appleton. Mueller Funeral Home-Winneconne is assisting the family with arrangements.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Kristen Brockdorf P.A. and the staff of the ThedaCare Cancer Center, the UW-Madison Carbone Cancer Center staff and Dr. Nataliya Uboha, ThedaCare at Home hospice staff, Kristy’s Aunt Diane, and her best friend Chris Savka, for all of the care and concern they have given and shown to her.
If you wish please submit online condolences to muellerfh.net.
Landon and Sunny Churchill wrote on July 25, 2022
Lafferty family, Our deepest sympathies and prayers go out to you. We are so sorry for this difficult loss. You are on our minds and in our prayers.
Donna Van wrote on July 20, 2022
My darling daughter. You fought a brave battle with this beast of a cancer. And yet you never complained. You took the chemo, radiation and the clinical trial with a brave soul and attitude of you were going to get better. In the end God must have needed you more that I did for something special. My heart will always have a hole that only you could of filled I love you and miss you more than words can say ...forever your MOM
Diane Kulick wrote on July 20, 2022
Terry and Peggy, so very sad to read of your daughter-in-law's passing. My sincere sympathy and condolences to your family and Kristy's. God bless.
Pat and Jackie Tyers wrote on July 19, 2022
Please accept our deepest sympathy in the passing of Kristy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Debbie Kapetanovic ( AAA-Wisconsin) wrote on July 19, 2022
My heart hurts for all of the Van Family. May your precious memories of happy times guide you in the months ahead. Praying for strength and courage.
Beverly Eisch wrote on July 18, 2022
Donna and family, my heart is broken to hear this news.. i pray for all of you to give you strength at this time. so very sorry for this precious loss Bev and Tom Eisch
Dan & Val Austgen wrote on July 18, 2022
Our deepest sympathies to the Van family for your great loss. Sending our love and holding you up in our thoughts and prayers.
Tim Calmes & Family wrote on July 18, 2022
Thoughts and love be to the family during this difficult time.
Michael Flaherty wrote on July 18, 2022
Dear Lafferty Family, Sorry to hear of your loss.
Brian Gooding wrote on July 18, 2022
Donna, John, and all of family. So, so sorry to hear of this. No parent should ever have to endure the pain you are going through. Please know that your family is in the thoughts and prayers of myself and your entire transportation family, May God bring your family peace and know that she has gone home and will no longer be suffering.