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Vernon J. Hebig

Fri, Jun 27th, 2003
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Vernon J. Hebig

Vernon J. Hebig, 68, of Spring Valley, died June 21, 2003 at his home of an apparent aneurysm.

He was born Oct. 28, 1934, in Chester, Iowa. He grew up on the family farm and moved with his family to Rochester and graduated in 1952 from Rochester High School. He married Noreen Cooley on May 16, 1953, in Rochester. The couple moved to rural Stewartville, where they owned a dairy farm. He was a longtime machine operator for Marigold Foods and was self-employed in livestock trucking for many years. They moved to rural Spring Valley in 1977 where they continued to operate a dairy farm until moving into Spring Valley in December 2001. Mrs. Hebig worked for 30 years in physical medicine at Mayo Clinic. He was a longtime member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Spring Valley and was an avid horseman.

Surviving are his wife; four daughters, Sharon (Terry) Muller of Oronoco, Cindy (Nels) Oftedahl of Stewartville, Kathy (Duane) Sowers of Racine and Kim (Tom) Mosher of Spring Valley; 10 grandchildren; and a brother, Harlan (Pat) Hebig of Rochester. He was preceded in death by a daughter.

The funeral was held June 25, 2003 in Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Spring Valley, the Rev. Kevin Woestehoff officiating. Burial was in the Our Savior’s Lutheran Cemetery. Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville was in charge of arrangements.

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