Florence H. Hegg (Lawson), age 91, of McHenry, died Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Centegra Medical Center, McHenry. Florence Helena Lawson was born on November 2, 1924 in Racine , Minnesota to George and Lillian (Nelson) Lawson.
She grew up in Racine and attended Racine school and Stewartville High School. After high school she moved to Chicago where she met Harold J. Hegg . They were married on November 7, 1946, and remained married for 65 years, until Harold’s death at age 92. They resided in Chicago for many years and were known as Flo and Kel to their friends. Florence moved to McHenry in 1976, and for the last 8 years resided at Heritage Woods in McHenry where she had many wonderful friends.
Florence was a homemaker who loved to cook and bake. She loved to entertain, and everyone knew her door was always open. Over the years she provided childcare for family and friends. She loved camping, playing cards, knitting, solving crossword puzzles, and most of all spending time with family and friends.
She is survived by her children, Bruce Hegg, Karen (Earl) Epps, Nancy (Len) Harwell, Jean (Dave) Johnson, Donna (Ed) Snyder, Joy (Norm) Eichmann, Harold (Joyce) Hegg Jr.; 28 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and 8 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Harold J. Hegg Sr, two sons; Harold J. Hegg Jr., Gary in infancy, and a step daughter Charlene Hegg.
A gathering of friends and neighbors will be held from 1p.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday April 16, at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 404 N. Green Street, McHenry, IL 60050. The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. at the church.
Inurnment will be private in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL.
For information, please call Justen Funeral Home & Crematory at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for her family.