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Karen “Katy” Ann (DeFoe) Hegg, age 69 of Corcoran, journeyed into the Spirit World on November 29, 2019. She was born in Knife Falls Township to Francis and Virginia (Northrup) DeFoe.

Katy grew up in Duluth and finished high school in Walker, MN. Following her graduation, she briefly attended the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, focusing on photography. In 1974, she met her future husband, Don Hegg, and the two were joined in marriage in 1983. They made their home in Corcoran since 1982.

Katy and Don enjoyed travelling all over the country together, and many of their trips were spent on the warm, sunny beaches of Hawaii and Jamaica. Katy held positions in various fields of work: Federal Reserve Bank for 10 years, MLT Vacations, First National Bank of Minneapolis, flight attendant for Champion Air, and was an usher at Target Center for 25 years. She was also a member of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Katy loved to shop, try her luck at the casino, and take a lot of pictures on her trips.

She is preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Charles, Glen, Francis, Laura, Brenda, Sharon, and Richard; and brother-in-law, Dennis Hegg.

Katy is survived by her husband, Don; son, Justin (Sharla) DeFoe; sisters-in-law, Julie (Tim) Moore and Ann Hegg; brothers-in-law, Roger (Bonnie Lee) Hegg, Bill (Sue) Hegg, and Mark (Paula) Hegg; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Visitation will take place on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 4:30 – 8:30 PM at The Peterson Chapel in St. Michael. Funeral Service for Katy will be on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 11:00 AM with visitation one hour prior at The Peterson Chapel in St. Michael.

13 Guestbook Entries

  1. Darin Kjaer & The entire D & D Concessions Family

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Don and all of the Hegg Family. It was always great to see her big smile at whatever event her and Don would pop up at, she will be missed.

  2. Patricia Moore

    I can’t believe it. Our dear Katy will be missed by so many who have known and loved her at the Target Center. Owners, players, patrons and her fellow ushers. Katy and I joined on the same day, 26 years ago. No maybe 27. We swore to stick together and leave, hand-in-hand on the same day. As usual, she was always a little ahead of me in every way. Good bye my friend. You were good, generous, charming and wonderful in every way. My sympathy to Donny and Justin.

  3. Howard Branson

    We worked togather for 27yrs will miss her

  4. Carla Jo Mehl

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I worked with Katy at Target Center for many years. She was always one of my favorite ushers. She will be missed.

  5. Ann Hegg

    Dear Katy, My sister in law, your be6spirit has left your earthly home. You are now with our Lord in heaven. You will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. YOU AND MY DEAR BROTHER IN LAW DID EVERYTHING TOGETHER IN LOVE. THE HEGG GATHERINGS WILL MISS YOU. R I P

  6. Julie Moore

    We’ve lost a dear sister and joyful soul. Katy you will be deeply missed by many.

  7. Pat Moore

    Donny and Justin, I wish you could have been at the Target Center tonight. Katy’s picture was up on the scoreboard and we wept and cheered. You have no idea how much she meant to so many. There were red roses and a sign on her chair. People were hugging and giving stories about how she had helped them so often and how sad they were to lose her. It was wonderful. She would have been so embarrassed. I laugh to think. Thank you for sharing her. My best to you and her family,

  8. Jim, Marlene and Denise Day

    Donny and Justin, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Katy was such a special lady and she will be missed by so many people. We are so thankful that we had the opportunity to know her. She was so loving and kind to everyone she knew.

  9. Brian Schuster

    For my 3 years working with Katy was fun and funny and we always had jokes about each other. She was always saying Brian do not get in trouble now u at work haha I will miss her dearly

  10. Matt

    Will miss Katy working next to me at Target Center. Always made me smile as she always gave me a “hard time” in her friendly and kind way and always did with a smile and a little laugh. She will be missed. 🙁

  11. Jeff Munneke

    Katy was such a huge part of the fabric of Twolves and Target Ctr events. I am so glad we had the privilege to work alongside Katy all these years

  12. Marie Lindahl

    So sorry for your loss. We went to WHS together and rode the same bus. She was a great lady.

  13. Bonnie Maue

    Katy will be missed this next election year. I met her when she signed up to be a judge at the Corcoran City Hall. I think we worked together at least 20 years. Her friendly manner and laughter were just the right spirit on election day. She was a joy to work with and her smile contagious.


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