John T. Hedner, 76 – Pope County Tribune

John Hedner, 76, of Farwell, died at home on Monday 13 June 2022.

A memorial service honoring John’s life will be held on Saturday, August 27 at 10am at the Nora Lutheran Church in rural Kensington. Visitation takes place one hour before the service in the church. Burial will take place after the service in the church cemetery. Arrangements with the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood.

John Thomas Hedner was born on April 29, 1946 in Starbuck. He was the third of seven children born to parents Gordon and Helen (Belgium) Hedner. John grew up on the family farm in Nora Township and was a life member of the Nora Lutheran Church. He attended school in Kensington and graduated from Kensington High School in 1964. After high school, he attended Moorhead State University for two years.

After college, John worked for Flame Industries in Hopkins and later sold real estate for Burnet Realty in Minneapolis. In 1996 he moved home to take care of his ailing parents. After her death, John continued to live on the farm and worked at Walmart and Menards in Alexandria for several years.

John liked to play cards (whistle) in Kensington and Hoffman in the senior centers. He made several trips to Arizona, taking his parents to see Disney World and the Oregon coast. He also visited his sisters in Portland, Yellowstone and Glacial Park, Mont. John enjoyed several fishing trips with his brothers to northern Minnesota and an occasional trip to the casino.

John died unexpectedly at home of natural causes on Monday, June 13, 2022. He will be greatly missed.

John is survived by two sisters, Ruth Ann (Charlie) Smith of Tigard, Oregon, and Mary (Ray) Tatyrek of Lake Oswego, Oregon; three brothers, David Hedner of Farwell, Bruce (Gail) Hedner of Farwell and Mark (Rosie) Hedner of Alexandria; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Gordon (2000) and Helen (2003); a sister, Rachel Hedner; and nephew Todd Hedner.

Memorials can be sent to the Nora Lutheran Cemetery Fund, 36528 130th Street, Kensington, MN 56343.

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