Archive for February, 2018


Mary A. (Granny) Hegna ~ Kasson

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

A memorial service for Mary Ann (Louks) Hegna will be at 2:30 pm on Friday, February 9, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 301 8th Ave NW, Kasson with Rev. John Allen officiating. Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to the service on Friday.
Mary A. Hegna, 83, a longtime Kasson resident, died Sunday, February 4, 2018 at Fairview Care Center in Dodge Center.
She was born December 24, 1934 in Martin County. On September 18, 1953, she married Wesley Martin Hegna in Kasson. They moved to Kasson and she had lived there since. Mary worked as an assistant in activities at Fairview Care Center for many years. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and was a very active member there. Mary especially looked forward to the Lutefisk Dinner and her responsibility of cooking the lutefisk, which she did for many years. She enjoyed her family, cooking for her grandchildren and making quilts for them.
Survivors include a son, Steve (Carol) of Duluth; three daughters, Kathy Hegna of Plymouth, MN, Holly (Tom) Maroo of Kasson and Dawn (Robert) Snow of rural Kasson; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Linda Brockmiller, Pat Distad, Verta Johnson and Liz (Vivian) Westin; and four brothers, Butch, Jerry, Dick and Terry Louks.
She was preceded in death by her husband Wesley, a grandson, five sisters and five brothers.

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Norma E. Spicer ~ Former Kasson Resident

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Norma Elaine Gade Spicer, of Kenyon, died peacefully on February 2, 2018 at Mayo Clinic Hospital – Rochester, St. Mary’s Campus at age 98.
Norma was born in Lytton, Iowa on May 28, 1919, the third of three children of William and Ida Twachtmann Gade. She was a graduate of Lytton High School where she was a center starter for their varsity girls’ basketball team.
She married Lawrence Spicer on May 28, 1937, but they later divorced. They moved to a farm six miles south of Kasson, Minnesota in 1948. In 1970, they moved to Rochester. Norma worked at Snyder Drug, St. Mary’s Hospital and the Martin Hotel in Rochester. She moved to Hemet, California in 1990 and returned to Minnesota in 2005, living in Dodge Center. She then resided at Circle Drive Assisted Living in West Concord and Kenyon Sunset Home in Kenyon, MN. Dancing and traveling were her favorite things to do.
Surviving are her children Sharril Wheeler, Lennis Spicer, Nancy (James) Dykes, Arlin (Sherrie) and Michael; 17 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and ten great-great grandchildren.
Norma was preceded in death by her parents, William and Ida Gade, Lawrence Spicer; sister Viola; brother Leonard; son-in-law Neil Wheeler and special friend Jim Prow of Hemet, California.
Norma will be buried with her parents at Emanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Lytton, Iowa at a later date. A short graveside service will be held at that time for the immediate family.

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