Fr. Wilbert N. Hegener, ofm
Born: September 8, 1909 Perscheid, Germany
Age: 99 years of age
Died: Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Preceded in Death by:
Parents: John Hegener and Annamarie (nee Meyer) Hegener
Sister: Mary Rita Cotter
Brothers: Joseph Hegener, Dr. Aloysius Hegener, Fr. Mark Hegener, ofm
Wilbert G. Hegener, Leo Hegener.
Sister-in law: Audrey Hegener
Franciscan family of the Sacred Heart Province
Many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
Franciscan Friar of the Sacred Heart Province for 80 years and a Franciscan Priest for 73 years. Fr. Wilbert served many years as director of retreats for men and women of the Chicago and surrounding area. He served in the Army as a chaplain during WWII and played a very important role as an interpreter. He also served in various parishes in the Midwest.
Fr. Wilbert was a very outgoing person who enjoyed sharing his life experiences with everyone. His sense of humor and amazing ability to recall events that took place many years ago was a magnet for listening ears. World War II had a profound impact on his life. He provided spiritual care to thousands of men and women in the military service.
Special thanks to the staff at Loretto Home and to the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis for the care and love they provided Fr. Wilbert.
In lieu of flowers please in your kindness, please consider donating to the care of our elderly Franciscan Friars. Franciscan Friars P.O. Box 2153 Springfield, IL 62705
St. Francis of Assisi Church
Franciscan Sisters Motherhouse
4849 LaVerna Road
Springfield, IL 62707
217 522 3386
Saturday, July 18, 2009
9 a.m.- 11 a.m.
Remembrance Service 10 a.m.
Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m.
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