William Dean Hefnider of Hastings, a long-time employee of the H.D. Hudson Manufacturing Co., died Aug. 14, 2006, at United Hospital, St. Paul. He was 71 years old.
He was born Feb. 13, 1935, in Wichita, Kan., the son of William Jacob and Laura Grace (nee Syring) Hefnider. The family moved to Roseland, Neb., when he was age 9.