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. https://donate.allina.com/sslpage.aspx?pid=355. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.