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April 30, 1922 – Thursday, April 27, 2017

Service Information
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Buffalo, MN
Monday, May 1, 2017
11:00 AM

Visitation Information
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Buffalo, MN
Monday, May 1, 2017
9:00 – 11:00 AM

Evelyn “Evie” Rose Hegeholz, age 94 of Buffalo, MN, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Lakeside Oasis in Buffalo, MN. She was born April 30, 1922 in Surprise, NE, the daughter of Jacob Adam and Mary (Kinney) Klein.

Evie graduated from Ulysses High School in Ulysses, NE and attended business school in Lincoln, NE. After college, Evie worked as a secretary at the Pentagon in Washington D.C. for 4 years.

At the age of 14, Evelyn Klein met her sweetheart, Virgil Hegeholz at an Easter Monday Dance. They were married on November 20, 1945 on the Air Force Base in Lincoln, NE. The two were blessed with a daughter, Jane. The family began their life in Chicago and moved several times in the upper Midwest before settling in Buffalo, MN in 1977.

Evie had a kind heart for giving and volunteering. She gave to many civic organizations, including the University of Mary where she was on the board of regents, and to Lakeside Oasis which she attended their groundbreaking ceremony. Following Virgil’s passing, Evie created the Virgil Hegeholz Scholarship Fund that is awarded to a high school athlete each year. She was a second mother to many baseball players and she loved to cook for them.

Evie was a member of the Buffalo Hospital Foundation, Community Health Foundation, and a lifetime member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed going to casinos, traveling, and volunteering at many hospitals.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Jacob and Mary Klein; husband, Virgil Hegeholz; son-in-law, Mike Parker; brother, Maurice Klein; sister, Mary Mertz; and many in-laws.

Evie is survived by her daughter, Jane Parker of Detroit Lakes, MN; granddaughters, Lani (Sam) Thomas of Detroit Lakes, MN, Kari (Joe Swierupski) Parker of Chicago, IL, Leslie (Casey) Thielen of Detroit Lakes, MN; great-grandchildren, Jacob Thomas, Shea Thomas, Tyson Thomas, Hailey Thielen; close friends, Joann Beilke of Buffalo, Randy Haskins of Buffalo; and many nieces, nephews, family and close friends.

Mass of Christian Burial for Evie Hegeholz will be held Monday, May 1, 2017 at 11:00 AM, with visitation beginning at 9:00 AM, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Father Nathaniel Meyers will be Celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Francis Cemetery in Buffalo.

Honorary casket bearers are Jacob Thomas, Shea Thomas, Tyson Thomas and Hailey Thielen.

Casket bearers are Lani Thomas, Kari Parker, Leslie Thielen, Sam Thomas, Joe Swierupski, Casey Thielen, Randy Haskins, Larry Schwan and Curt Ask.
Memorials may be given to Lakeside Oasis in Buffalo, MN.

Serving the family is The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo. 763-682-1363.

4 Guestbook Entries

  1. Kim Brehmer

    The heart of your mother and grandmother had of others is a rare gift to the many people who had the privilege to know her and be blessed by her. Please accept my condolences. I’m so happy she was able to spend her final days at the Oasis I know she worked very hard to make the Oasis what it is today! Blessings to each one of you.

  2. Riti Sanderson

    Jane and family,

    Our sincere sympathy to all of you. Evie will be remembered for being such a fun-loving person, her giving and sharing, her laughter and friendship are memories that will last a lifetime. The heavens have received a true angel. May she rest in peace. Riti and Sandy

  3. Lou Davis

    Jane and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. We want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Lou and Beth Davis

  4. Arlys and Bill LaPlant

    Jane and family, so sorry for your little sis, your mom was a wonderful caring person, she will surely be missed by all. Take care dear friend. Arlys and Bill


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