Cecile Irene Hegna, 96Published 10:06am Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Cecile Irene Hegna, 96, of rural Hayfield, Minn., died on Dec. 31, 2012, at her home in rural Hayfield.
Cecile was born on Sept. 27, 1916, in Vernon Township, Dodge County, the daughter of Helmer and Clara (Moe) Hauglum. She attended school in Vernon Township, Dodge County, and graduated from Kasson High School and Winona State College. Cecile was united in marriage to Leland Hegna on Nov. 2, 1940, at West St. Olaf Church. Cecile taught in rural area country schools, Dodge Center and Kasson elementary schools for a total 47 years. She taught Sunday School and was active in Ladies Aide. Cecile enjoyed quilting, sewing, gardening, canning, flowers, and spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Cecile is survived by her husband of 72 years, Leland Hegna, Hayfield; children, Leslie (Doris Jean) Hegna, Byron; Linda (Clay III) Fisher, Garden Grove, Calif.; Rodney (Jennifer) Hegna, Hayfield; Brenda Hanson, Hayfield; 20 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Bernice Giesler and Inez Hauglum, both of Hayfield.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Rudy Hauglum; one son, Sidney; and one daughter, Dorothy Hegna; and one daughter-in-law, JoAnne Hegna.
The funeral service for Cecile Irene Hegna will be 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Evanger Lutheran Church, 33554 660th Ave., Sargeant, MN, with the Rev. Dwight Dobell officiating. Interment will be in Evanger Lutheran Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at the Czaplewski Family Funeral Home, 501 Second Street NW, Hayfield, MN, and one hour before the service at the church on Friday.