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Jean Fickel Hedberg


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Jean Fickel Hedberg Obituary
Hedberg, Jean Fickel
86, of Scottsdale passed away on October 28, 2015. Jean was born in Glenwood, Iowa on September 6th, 1929, the younger daughter of Gerald and Geraldine Fickel. While attending Iowa State University she met Bob Hedberg, and they married in 1950. They raised three children--Kathy, Steve, and Will. Jean went on to get her undergraduate and doctoral degrees at the University of New Mexico, and taught in the Honors Program there for many years, serving as director for a time. She retired to Regina, NM, in 1991. Jean moved to Arizona for health reasons, and in 2008 began teaching at Rio Salado College. At the time of her death she had planned to teach a fall course on William and Henry James. Jean leaves behind daughter Kathy Wilds; sons Steve Hedberg (Melida) and Will Murphy (Becky Wood); grandchildren Will (Ana Olenina) Hedberg; and Gina (Rob) Shereda; great-grandson Alan Hedberg; cousin Bonnie Harvey (Pat); brother-in-law Bud Dashner, and nephews Robert and Chris Dashner; and longtime companion Evar Nering. No public service is planned. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Therapeutic Riding in Ann Arbor, Michigan, or to the Mary Jane Miller Scholarship Fund in Glenwood, Iowa.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Oct. 28, 2016
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