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Loretta Jean Hegstad Obituary


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“I met Lori at work in 1999 and worked with her off and on through the years. She was always such a kind and friendly person. She will be missed,...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Claudia Herte - Newark, CA

“Lori and I worked together and sat in adjacent offices for about two years. She was very popular in our building and was always helpful. I still use...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Mahbub Rahman - San Jose, CA

“Dearest Mommy, It's already been a week since you left and I still have this feeling that you're going to come home. I realize it's because you've...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Amanda Hyer - Columbia, MO

“I remember a kind lady taking me under her wing-just because. A fun spirited lady named Lori invited me to 'afternoon-tea' and we had a grand time...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Felicia Plata - Sunnyvale, CA

“Lori will forever be in our hearts and never forgotten. Even though it was for a short time I am so happy she was able to return "Home", where her...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: John S - Sunnyvale, CA

“Lorrie was a student of mine at the University, and I was very sorry to hear of her passing. She was always cheery in her interaction with the...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Gary Hennigh - Columbia, MO

“Lori was a beautiful lady and will be so missed. All of her friends are deeply saddened with her early passing, and we pray that she is at peace. ...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Lisa Aycock - Napa, CA

“To Lori's Family: Lori was always a joy to work with. My heart goes out to you all. You are all in my prayers. ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Pauline Beatty - San Jose, CA

“Thank you for your friendship and being part of our work family. I will never forget your smile and pray that you are in Perfect Hands in your next...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: David Kaeini - Sunnyvale, CA

“To the family of Lori, I just had to add to the friends list to tell you what a dear, sweet person your mother was to all those she touched here at...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Mosella - Sunnyvale, CA

“Lori, I will always remember meeting you at the 60 mile breast cancer walk. The memories with you at that time are priceless. We had so much...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Margo Sorci - Campbell, CA

“Momma, I love you so much. You were always there for me, even when I was in the worst trouble possible. You always took my side and helped me when I...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Allison Hyer - Columbia, MO

“Lori will always be in our hearts and memories. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Sue Orr - Sunnyvale, CA

“Lori, May you rest in eternal peace. And my condolences to the entire family. Love, Liz (Green) Hamilton ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Liz Hamilton - Fresno, CA

“Lori God bless you on your journey to heaven. We will miss you. ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Chuck Wittebort - Carson City , NV


Loretta Jean Hegstad began her journey to heaven on February 7th, 2013 after a short but tragic illness at the age of 57. A celebration of her life will be held at 1:00pm Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at New Providence Baptist Church in Columbia. Loretta was born on August 10, 1955 in Jamestown, North Dakota. Loretta graduated from Hickman High in Columbia in 1973. She went on to receive her master's degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia in 1978. She retired from Lockheed Martin Space Missile in Sunnyvale California in 2011 and moved back to Columbia in 2012. Loretta is survived by her two daughters, Amanda Hyer and Allison Hyer, her parents, Margaret and Kenneth Hegstad, brothers , Donald Hegstad and Christopher Hegstad. Loretta is also survived by Donald's wife, Geri, and their children Jennifer Herd, Brian Hegstad, John Hegstad and Susan Helming as well as Christopher's daughter Beth Nelson. Loretta would have appreciated donations made to her favorite causes in her name: the Alzheimer's Association and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. She was an active participant in both Charities and a 19 year survivor of breast cancer. She was surrounded by unconditional love upon her descent from her earthly home to her new heavenly kingdom and she will be eternally loved and cherished.