Virginia Catherine Hegna, 85, of Granite Falls passed away on November 5, 2017 at the Clarkfield Care Center. She was born February 19, 1932 in Clements to Clifton and Christine (Monson) Pederson. She was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic Faith. She graduated in 1950 from Sanborn. Virginia moved to Granite Falls to work at the Sanatorium. She married Arnold Hegna, and from this union seven children were born.
She worked at Plews/Parker Hannifin for several years. She was a member of the St. Andrew Catholic Church. Virginia enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, crocheting, reading, helping with church functions, playing cards, and watching the Twins baseball team. She was a great mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her daughters, Deb Hegna of Clarkfield, Julie (David) Halverson of Montevideo, Kathryn Barber of Montevideo, Kerry Johnson of Boyd, Pam (Kyle) Weber of Granite Falls, and Amy (Todd) Tennis of Clarkfield. Grandchildren: Troy, Chad (Jodi) and Ryan Halverson, Nicole Siegel, Jamie (Walter) Nelson, Cassandra (Morgan) Ironheart, Carline Barber, Jessica and Thor Jacobsen, Kirsten (Brent) Musch, Kevin (Kale) and Ethan (Jessi) Weber, Tiffany and Whitney Tennis, and several great grandchildren. Siblings: Donna Olson, Roland (Jean) Pederson, Gladys Morin, Bill (Chris) Pederson, Marliss (Jerry) Johnston, and Steve (Marvanna) Pederson, several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by: Parents, Clifton and Christine Pederson, infant son, Alan, sons-in-law, Chris Jacobsen, and Rick Hilden, brother-in-law, Elwood Olson and sister-in-law, Marie Anderson.
Visitation with the family was held on Thursday, November 9 at the Wing-Bain Funeral Home in Granite Falls and Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, November 10 at St. Andrew Catholic Church followed by burial in the church cemetery.