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Ann Hegner 04/27/2019

Ann Hegner 04/27/2019

Jean Ann (Brown) Hegner, known as “Ann”, 72, of New Richmond, Wisconsin, passed away Saturday morning of April 27th, 2019.  She was born to Steve and Margaret Brown on September 27th, 1946 in New Richmond, Wisconsin. She married Frank Hegner on September 17th, 1977; they were married for 41 years. Ann lived in Fridley, Minnesota for 21 years where she worked for the Minnesota Department of Transportation and retired in 2001. After retirement she moved back to her hometown of New Richmond, Wisconsin where she enjoyed being close to her family. Ann loved family gatherings and adored her grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She enjoyed playing cards with her friends, shopping, music, singing and dancing.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Steve and Margaret Brown, brother, Michael Brown, sister, Mary Becker, brother-in-law, Jim Becker, sister-in-law, Kathy Brown.  She is survived by her husband, Frank, children, Chris Hegner (Annette), Doug Hegner (Jeanine), and Melissa Gregori (Brad), grandchildren, Adam Kerrigan, Kevin Hegner, Keith Hegner, Amanda Person, Brittany Cahoy, Megan Larson, Jake Hegner, Jon Gregori, Reagan Gregori, Andrea (Seth) Gregori, and Zach Gregori, great-grandchildren Dakota, Tyler, Danielle, and Aubrey. Her siblings Steve Brown (Sherrie), Bill Brown, Colleen Beauvais (Mike), Kathleen Eggen (Gary), sister-in-law, Leanne Brown.  A Memorial Service was held on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 11 am at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services 728 S Knowles Avenue New Richmond, WI. Visitation was held on Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 5-8 pm and on Friday from 10-11 am at the funeral home. Interment was in Immaculate Conception Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, Ann wanted memorials to go to Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute.  A place fond to her heart, where she spent many of her childhood years.  Courage Kenny Foundation Mail Route 78414, 3915 Golden Valley Road, Minneapolis, MN 55422.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.


  • Geri and Mark Wirtanen Posted April 27, 2019 6:54 pm

    Ann, you will be missed a lot. Lots of fun times together these past “almost” 50 years, especially in our dancing days – to the tunes of Brown Sugar and Oh Darling in particular. GANO girl outings were many. There is much that I would like to say to you. . .but will simply wish you peace and joy in God’s kingdom. To Frank and to Ann’s siblings, so very sorry for your loss, she sure did love you all.

  • MJ Christen Posted April 27, 2019 9:57 pm

    Anne. GANO girl. So many memories over so many years of friendship. From our poker games to our parties celebrating any event to listening to your sing alongs with your 45’s to the fun nights of dancing after a few brandy waters to the hysterical time you took control of an electric scooter at treasure island ——- thanks for your friendship and the memories you gave us 💕💕💕💕

  • Jackie G Martin Posted April 28, 2019 10:22 pm

    Ann you will be truly missed we have enjoyed 45 year together through good and bad times, usualluy good time. Dancing laughing doing silly thing but we , GANO girls always stuck together no matter what. I will miss you so much still want to pick up the phone and just say Hi. We rarely had much to talk about but just to know we where ok and maybe complain about something. To Frank and his kids and grandkids I k now how much you loved her and she you guys she talked about you alot. And the Brown family words cannot express how sorry I am. You have watched out for her, loved her, and laughed with her your whole life. She love you all and was always worried about one of you

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