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Dennis Hegg

Dennis Hegg

Celebration of Life services were held for Dennis Hegg age 74, of Maple Grove, MN on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Karvonen Funeral Home in Wadena, MN, with Pastor Kendall Stetler officiating. The hymns were sung by the congregation, accompanied by Jeannene Simonson. Special music was provided by Angie Lehmann. The pallbearers were Merlin Dunham, Henry Benson, Larry Thoen, Mark Bertness, Richard Gunderson and Keith Simonson. Military Honors were provided by Elmer Goche V.F.W. Post #3922 of Wadena, MN. Dennis was laid to rest in Wadena Cemetery, Wadena, MN. Dennis Ralph Hegg was born on September 4, 1944 in La Crosse, Wisconsin. His parents were the late Ralph Osmond and Dagney Bergloit (Lunde) Hegg. Dennis attended Fosston High School in Fosston, Minnesota, then Amery High School in Amery, Wisconsin, graduating with the Class of 1962. He moved to Chicago, Illinois where he was employed as a shoe salesman. He was united in marriage to Donna Spencer in 1963, they were married for 22 years and their marriage was blessed with four children. They resided in Amery, Wisconsin. Dennis proudly served in the United States Marine Corp from 1963 to 1966. They resided in Riverside, California. He moved to Northeast Minneapolis, where he was employed at Graco Inc., retiring in 2008, after 41 years of employment. On June 23, 1996, Dennis was united in marriage to Ann Thoen at Cross of Hope Lutheran Church in Ramsey, Minnesota. They made their home in Maple Grove and enjoyed their summers at their Pelican Lake Cabin in Merrifield, Minnesota. Dennis enjoyed hunting, antiquing and riding his Badger. On September 4, 2018 Dennis passed away surrounded by his loving family, at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby, Minnesota at 74 years of age. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Preceding Dennis in death were his parents; and daughter, Coleen in 1968. Dennis is survived by his wife, Ann Hegg of Maple Grove; daughters: Dawn (Jeff) Schwartz of Sebeka; Tammy (Keith) Waln of Wadena; and Debra (Daniel) Eguwe of Wadena; 7 grandchildren: Carrie (Nick), Sarah (Vance), Kelsey, Dylan, Elizabeth, Nicholas and Chloe; 4 great-grandchildren: Caleb, Maya, Garrett and Connor; sister, Julie (Tim) Moore of Everett, Washington; brothers: Roger (Bonnie) Hegg of Amery, Wisconsin; Bill (Sue) Hegg of Amery, Wisconsin; Don (Katy) Hegg of Corcoran; and Mark (Paula) Hegg of Duluth; many other relatives and a host of friends. Please visit to send Dennis' family a message of comfort and support. Arrangements were provided by Karvonen Funeral and Cremation Services of Wadena, Minnesota.