Don Hegwood


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Posted Online: Feb. 15, 2013, 7:24 pm
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Don E. Hegwood, 86, of Rapids City, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at his home.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Gibson-Bode Funeral Home, Port Byron. Memorials may be made to the Don E. Hegwood memorial fund.
Don was born Dec. 19, 1926, in Moline. He married Katherine Racine on March 4, 1947, in Peoria, Ill.
He grew up in East Moline and being one of 13 children, he started his first business at age 16. Don was in the sanitary service business his entire life. He owned and operated Do-Rite Septic Service in Rapids City. Don was a jack of all trades and a master of most. He was the best father and grandfather — family was his life.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Fred and Tillie Hegwood, Rapids City; grandchildren (and spouses), Kim Magee, Naperville, Ill., Donna (Ted) Taka, Rapids City, Kathleen (Jason) Sebby, Tampico, Fred Hegwood (Missy Woods), Eldridge, Barbara Hegwood, Stockton, Iowa, Rosie (Scott) Dunaway, Missouri; and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and a son, Butch Hegwood.
A special thank you to Donna, Ted and Teddy Taka for their love and exceptional care of Don.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.gibsonbodefh.com.












 



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