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Robert Hegel

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Robert Hegel

Tempe Hegel, Robert, 96, went to be with the Lord on October 3, 2018. Robert was born in Indiana and left the family farm to serve with the U.S. Army Air Corps in WWII. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for European missions as lead navigator with a squadron of the 15th Air Force. After the war he returned to Indiana and met his wife Jean at the roller skating rink. They were married for 65 years, until Jean's death in 2013. In 1966, Bob, Jean and their four children moved to Tempe, Arizona. Bob worked as a tool designer for 20 years at AiResearch which became Garrett. Bob and Jean cherished their friends in the Early Christians group at Tempe Grace Community Church.They continued to roller skate into their 80s. Bob loved Jean's cooking and the frequent family dinners throughout many years. Bob was a devoted father and grandfather and is survived by his children Debbie, Steve, Becky and Dan; and grandchildren Cindy, Chris, Ethan, Elliot, Evan and Hannah. Services in Bob's honor will be held Friday, October 12 at 2:00 p.m. at Green Acres Chapel of Light (401 N. Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ). Visitation will take place prior to services at 1:00 p.m. For additional information and to send condolences please visit
Published in The Arizona Republic on Oct. 10, 2018
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