Jeff Van Hecke Memorial Scholarship

Jeff Van Hecke Memorial Scholarship Fund

During Jeff's life, he was a "giver" who touched many lives and many hearts.  He gave of his time and his resources. He gave through his humor and his story telling. He gave from his big, caring heart.

One passion of Jeff's for many years was supporting veterans and their families.  He was very active in the Dyer, Indiana VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Post #6448.  Many of the veterans there became like the brothers he didn't have growing up.

On May 14, 2018, Jeff Van Hecke passed away unexpectedly.  Friends and family have started a memorial scholarship in his honor, and we hope you will donate to the fund.

Jeff is survived by Yolanda, his wife of 25 years, and by his son Jonathan.  Jeff was at Jonathan's college graduation only weeks before his death, where he felt so proud of his son.

Jeff lived with integrity and with a big heart for others. He was passionate about his family, his friends, helping and honoring veterans, and much more. We miss him every day and we honor him with this scholarship program.

About the Scholarship

The Jeff Van Hecke Memorial Scholarship will be awarded each year to the child or grandchild of a veteran from VFW Post #6448.

We appreciate your generous donation to establish this scholarship in Jeff's memory. Donations can be made online or by check. Checks should be mailed to Legacy Foundation at 370 E. 84th Drive, Suite 100, Merrillville, IN 46410.

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Jeff also leaves behind a young dietary supplement company that he started with his long-time friend and business partner Peter Finkle. You will recognize the mission of the company from Jeff's passion mentioned above.  Peter is carrying on the Vets Vites brand, which has a mission to support groups that help veterans and their families.  You can see more about Jeff and his father Camiel, who served as a Marine in World War II, at the company website

Contact Legacy Foundation, Inc.
370 E. 84th Drive, Suite 100
Merrillville, Indiana 46410
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 $ 4,051.72
Funding type:Donation

This project will receive all of the funds Donated by 4099-08-22.

Legacy Foundation, Inc.