Gregory Bernard Hegenbarth, 89, of La Crosse passed away from a rare intestinal condition Thursday, April 12, 2018, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn.
He was born Nov. 22. 1928, in La Crosse to Bernard and Anna (Hoffman) Hegenbarth. Greg graduated from Aquinas High School in 1946. He attended St. John’s University and then served with the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1952, as a radio operator with the 45th Division Artillery. He then worked at W.A. Roosevelt until 1966 and then with La Crosse Seed Corporation, as a warehouse manager from 1966 until 1980. He also bar-tended at several places, including the Knights of Columbus, the Pump and Bluffside Tavern. Greg was a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus, a member of the VFW Post 1530, the American Legion Post 52, and the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1920. He was an avid Packers fan and enjoyed stamp and coin collection, bowling and all sports.
He is survived by a daughter, Nancy (Kirby) Rahn of Houston, Minn.; a granddaughter, Amanda Rahn; three sisters, Marian Mooney, Ellen (Lynn) Ceason and Fran (Terry Ritter) Hegenbarth; a brother, Norbert Hegenbarth; a brother-in-law, Chet Miller’ numerous nieces and nephews; and his cat, Knight. He was preceded in death by his wife, Susan Brindley; two sisters, Clarie Miller and Bernita Bluske; a sister-in-law, Marilyn Hegenbarth; a brother-in-law, Lloyd “Babe” Mooney; and a nephew, Todd Miller.
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Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral & Cremation Services of La Crosse. Pastor Martin Yeager will officiate. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and again from 10 a.m. until the time of services Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Online guestbook is available at www.schumacher-kish.com.