GRETNA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Saturday, Vala’s Pumpkin Patch shared sad news. Co-founder Jan Vala passed on Friday following a heart attack earlier in the week.
"We’re sad to share that Jan Vala, co-founder of Vala’s Pumpkin Patch, passed away peacefully Friday evening after having a heart attack last week. Jan was the heart of our family; the very best daughter, wife, mother and grandmother. She was unfailingly kind and so well-loved by everyone who knew her. For all who had a connection with Jan, please join us in saying goodbye this week."
Vala's shared the news in a social media post:
We met up with Jan last year to talk about changes at the pumpkin patch during the pandemic: