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Mary I. Hedglin — Rochester

ROCHESTER — A memorial reception for Mary I. Hedglin will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 21 at Ranfranz & Vine Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hedglin, 85, died Wednesday (March 11, 2009) at Madonna Meadows in Rochester.

Mary Isabelle Dennis was born May 20, 1923, in Coleridge, Neb. She graduated from high school in Coleridge, then from Wayne State University in Nebraska and Winona State University. She married Richard Hedglin on June 8, 1947, in Coleridge. The couple lived in Omaha, Neb.; Spencer, Clear Lake and Boone, Iowa; then moved to Rochester in 1965.

In Rochester, Mrs. Hedglin was a teacher at Pinewood Elementary School. She was a charter member of the Zumbro Valley Chorus of Sweet Adelines and enjoyed reading, knitting, and going to their cabin.

Survivors include her daughter, Jill Wellik of Rochester; her son, Robert Hedglin of Charles City, Iowa; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her her husband; a son; her parents, Lloyd and Rose (West) Dennis; a brother and a sister.

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Ranfranz & Vine Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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