Jean Mary Hefner

  • Born: March 10, 1938
  • Died: June 9, 2020
  • Location: Minnesota Lake, Minnesota

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Wells, MN 56097

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Jean Mary Hefner, age 82 of Minnesota Lake, passed away June 9, 2020. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 1:00 PM at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Minnesota Lake, with Fr. Greg Havel and Deacon Gene Paul officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at church. Social distancing protocols will be in place. **A facemask must be worn inside St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.** Interment will be in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in Minnesota Lake.
Jean was born March 10, 1938 in Easton Minnesota, the daughter of Eugene and Florence (Latusek) Sonnek. She attended and graduated high school. Jean married James Hefner May 21st, 1958 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Minnesota Lake, of which she was a member. Their first home was in Easton, Minnesota for several years. In 1964, they purchased their farm in Minnesota Lake where they became lifelong residents, had a dairy farm and grew their family.
Jean is survived by her children: son Gary and wife Christina Hefner of St. Clair, MN, daughter Deb and husband Tim Bohman of Harris, MN; grandchildren, Jessica Hefner of Cambridge, MN, Christopher Hefner of Minnesota Lake, MN, Brady (Amanda) Hefner of Montgomery, MN, and Wyatt Bohman of Harris, MN; great-grandchildren, Bailey, Danica, Kasen and Autumn; Siblings: Greg (Donna) Sonnek and Bernie (Peggy) Sonnek, all of Easton, MN, JoAnn (Pete) Nelson of Hastings, MN, and Dorothy (Bob) Lenertz of Mankato, MN, along with many nieces and nephews and their families.
Jean is preceded in death by her parents and husband Jim (2016).


Condolence & Memory Journal

Sorry to hear about the passing of Jean.
Her grandmother and my grandmother were sisters. My sympathies to all of you.

Posted by Jean Majeski - Waldorf, MN - Family Friend   June 23, 2020

Dear family of Jean,
My sympathy is with you at this time. Jean has been a 'mover' at home and wherever she did a project . Yes, aging makes the energy shift, yet the heart gives much . I was able to be with you at your father's funeral, however, this 'virus' enclosure says 'stay home'. I know Eeny, my Godfather and Jean's father , is doing the welcoming . May it a joyous time. My prayer continues with you as our Sonnek family is with you. God's Comfort and Blessing.
Sister Carmen Sonnek

Posted by Sister Carmen Sonnek - Rochester, MN - Family   June 16, 2020

Sorry to hear about the loss of your mother.During this difficult time may you find comfort in precious memories and peace in God's promises. My mother was related to your dad's family.

Posted by patricia bias {Manwarren} - wells, MN - Family Friend   June 15, 2020