Kathleen D. Hegner, Grand Chute, WI (1953 - 2014)
May 23, 1953 - September 3, 2014
Kathleen D. Hegner, age 61, went home to the Lord on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. She was born on May 23, 1953, to the late Arthur, and Audrey Hamilton. Kathy graduated from Turner High School in Beloit, and currently resided in Grand Chute. She had worked for many years at Lasersave with Don Burich in Appleton. Kathy married Robert Hegner on June 4, 1977, in Janesville, and they spent 37 happy years together.
She was always a very active person, and she was a member at Calvary Bible Church, Nickel A Model A Club, Curves, Weight Watchers, and the Fox Valley Brain Tumor Coalition. She greatly enjoyed going on tours with the Nickel A Model A Club, and spending time with her friends, and family. Kathy also loved traveling around, and visiting all kinds of shops along the way. She always had a great sense of humor, an outgoing personality, and was a joy to be around. Even while Kathy was battling her illness, she remained strong, optimistic, and positive. Kathy was loved dearly by her friends, and family, and she’ll be greatly missed.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Hegner; children, Tina (Robin Hemiller) Sweeney, and Michael Hegner; grandchildren: Brandon, Brittani, and Callie; siblings, Robert (June) Hamilton, Leslie (Mi Young) Hamilton, Marilyn Baughman, Christine Hamilton, Janis Hamilton; and many nieces, and nephews. Kathy was preceded in death by her parents; father-in-law, Merlin Hegner; and brother-in-law, Charles Hegner.
A time of visitation will be held on Friday, September 5, 2014, at the WICHMANN TRI-COUNTY CHAPEL, 1592 Oneida Street, Menasha, WI 54915 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Funeral services for Kathy will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 6, 2014, at HIGHLAND MEMORIAL PARK – Star of Hope Chapel, 3131 N. Richmond Street, Appleton, WI 54911. In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to the Brain Tumor Coalition, 5320 W. Michaels Dr., Appleton, WI 54913 (920) 882-0818. Online condolences may be offered at www.wichmannfargo.com.
Special thanks to the staffs of ManorCare, Heartland Hospice, and NeuroSpine Center of Wisconsin, especially Dr. Wascher, and David Bond for their wonderful care. Further thanks go to Kathy’s special friends in the Nickel A Model A Club for everything they’ve done.