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Joann Christina Hegwer

June 18, 1930 September 28, 2013
Joann Christina Hegwer
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Obituary for Joann Christina Hegwer

Worthington, MN

      Joann Christina Hegwer, age 83, was born on June 18, 1930, in Cuming County, NE, the daughter of Joseph and Eva (Yosten) Heimann. She graduated in 1948 from high school in West Point, NE and then attended nursing school at St. Catherine’s in Omaha, NE, graduating in 1951. Joann married Edwin Hegwer on October 9, 1952, in West Point and they resided there until 1956, when they moved to Worthington, MN. She spent sixty two years working in the nursing field. Joann worked at the Worthington Regional Hospital, Worthington Medical Center, and spent many years taking blood pressures at Sterling Drug. She enjoyed crocheting, puzzles, and square dancing. Ed and Joann were involved with Marriage Encounter and she was also president of the Diabetic Association Chapter. She was an avid walker for forty years and took good care of her health. Joann was devoted to her faith and the Blessed Mary. She was never happier than in the midst of her family. Joann did not have to be the center of attention or even talk; she was just delighted in being there. Joann died on Saturday, September 28, 2013.
      Joann in survived by five children, Steve (Kathy) Hegwer of Rossie, IA, Lee (Beverly) Hegwer of El Cerrito, CA, Mary (Stu) Vold of Mason City, IA, LuAnn (Wyman) Swanson of Bigelow, MN, and Jeff Hegwer (Katy Voet) of Mason City, IA; sixteen grandchildren; twenty- seven great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; three sisters, Rosemary Coan of Emerson, NE, Shirley Bruce of Paradise, CA, and Lucille Nohrenberg of Eugene, OR; one brother, Joe Heimann of Louisville, KY, and daughter-in-law, Sandy Hegwer of Clear Lake, MN. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin; son, Greg Hegwer; daughter-in-law, Brenda Hegwer; parents, Eva and Joe Heimann, and sister, Angie Taylor.
      Funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Worthington, MN, with Father James Callahan officiating. Casket bearers will be Jonathon Meyer, Jeremy Meyer, Joe Hegwer, Kyle Trieweiler, Jason Swanson, and Ryan Swanson. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Worthington.

Visitation will be from 5-8 on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington.

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