Kenneth Leroy Hedeen
October 30, 1933 – March 25, 2021
Weep Not For Me
Weep not for me though I have gone
Into that gentle night
Grieve if you will, but not for long
Upon my soul's sweet fight
I am at peace, my soul's at rest
There is no need for tears
For with your love I was so blessed
For all those many years
There is no pain, I suffer not
The fear is now all gone
Put now these things out of your thoughts
In your memory I live on
Remember not my fight for breath
Remember not the strife
Please do not dwell upon my death
but celebrate my life
Thursday, May 13, 2021
Thursday, May 13, 2021
Kenneth Leroy Hedeen
April 16, 2021
Dora, my heart is full of sorrow for your loss. I know though as I always say, Kenny loved you and you had a wonderful life together. Take hold to what God blessed you with and he will keep your heart comforted with those memories that no one can take from you.
I remember most about my brother in law at family gatherings, Kenny was in his seventh heaven as long as he was watching his favorite TV show, in his favorite chair with a plate full of homemade Soul Food and us laughing and cutting up in the background, he loved his Family and we loved him!
Rest In Power Kenny my brother from another mother : )
April 4, 2021
Kenneth Hedeen was my Step Uncle. When my Father got married to Ken’s older sister Gladys Hedeen, we became a family. That was in 1943 when Ken was 10 and I was 9. I also gained a Step Aunt, JoAnn Hedeen Shank, Ken’s younger sister. JoAnn and her Husband presently live in Mason City, IA. I was glad to have Ken and JoAnn as a new Step Uncle and Step Aunt close to my age.
Ken and I had fun times visiting their farm on the edge of Litchfield, MN. I would ride on the handle bars of his bike to go into town to see a movie or visit his friends to play games. I would help Ken do his chores such as feeding the hogs and cleaning the chicken coup. Christmas time we would usually spend a few days at their house (Litchfield) or they would come to our house (So. St. Paul). Ken's dad Ernie would put on his Santa Claus suit and pass out gifts.
Around late summer of 1950, Ken came to board at our house in So. St. Paul and got a job at the local stock yards.
I had to share my bedroom with Ken, the only downside of having him living with us. We got along well, going hunting together summer and winter. Also going deer hunting in the fall. Ken did have his own group of friends that he hung out with that were his age. I was still in High School and didn’t have the money to spend. Ken was generous though, as many times when my Parents would go out to play cribbage at a local Sportsman’s Inn, Ken would hand me a 50 Cent piece (Yes, they were in mass circulation then.) and send me to a local Mom & Pop store nearby and say, “Pick out 4 Comic Books and get 2 bottles of Pop”. Back then a comic book was 10 Cents and Pop was 5 Cents. Kenny eventually purchased his own home in So. St. Paul. He joined the Army in March of 1954. I did visit Ken at his home on a couple of trips back to So. St. Paul in the 1960’s and then again the 1980’s. However, I eventually lost contact with him.
I will always remember the good times we had together when growing up. May he rest in peace.
April 2, 2021
There much to say about Kenny; He was a man of thoughtfulness and generosity. He would surprises you with some of his remarks; and have you saying' what did you say'. He was a jokester.
A man of few words but a gentle person and he could bake some cakes that would melt in your mouth. He was a great cook.
I enjoyed having him as my son-n-law, and he fitted in well with the family, and i think he enjoyed the family too.
Kenny and I would sit and watch sports and western movies( which was his favorite) together and laugh about who's team would win. Kenny was an inspiration to as well.
I will miss him dearly.
Kenny you are now in GOD'S hands. GOD BLESS
March 31, 2021
We met on March 29, 1998. I was on vacation and he was participating in a keno tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada. We instantly hit it off…we sat for hours just talking and enjoyed each other’s company that day. We continued to keep in touch by telephone, he lived in South Saint Paul, Minnesota, and I was here in Los Angeles, California. I remember always looking forward to our talks every week at 7pm on Fridays. We married on August 18, 1998, and he move to California six months later. Kenny was stepfather to my two daughters and two sons, grandfather to nine, five girls and four boys who called him Papa, and three great grandchildren who he has yet to meet. Every year we would host Christmas and it was always a big deal… I have many memories to share about my husband but there is one that stands out among all... Kenny walked every day for exercise and before he would go for his walk, (this was during the supermarket strikes) he would bake a cake once a week for the employees at the local markets near us at that time it was Vons and Ralphs... then he started baking cakes for our neighbors, the HOA office, and family and friends and for my co-workers, they loved his cakes. I loved it when we would just sit and talk, and he would say something unexpectedly funny and start to laugh because it always went right over my head… (yes he was a jokester), he would talk about his father, (Ernest Hedeen) and mother (Elise Hedeen), older brother (Harold) and older sister (Gladys) who has passed on before him and his younger sister (JoAnn) who still lives in Minnesota… and a host of nieces and nephews. I could go on and on with my memories we shared twenty-three years of marriage and there were plenty…. I did not want the traditional obituary for my husband he had so many qualities about him the traditional just would not fully express who he was to me and many his heart was huge! I am comforted knowing he is at peace and resting with our Lord and Savior…
March 29, 2021
March 28, 2021
Kenny was my Uncle. He was a cook in the Army. After he got out of the service, he came to live with us for awhile. He would always tease us kids to the point of crying or laughing. Kenny had a projector & would play cartoons on the wall for us. He would sometimes buy us comic books. He was loving & fun. He was a salesman for the livestock company. One day he brought a puppy home. She was a mixed terrier & we named her Tootsie. We had her for 14 years. Kenny loved his family. He was very kind. He will live in our hearts forever. Dora & family: We are so sorry for your loss. Thank you for caring for him.
Bonnie & Debbie