Alton | Friday, February 19 2010
Born July 25, 1933 in Eldorado, IL, he was the son of Avery and Charlotta (Leitch) Hedger.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was a life member of the VFW Post 1308. He was also a member of the Eagle Lodge FOE No. 254 in Alton, the Moose Lodge 695 in Jerseyville and the Grace United Methodist Church in Alton. He retired from Laclede Steel as an administrator/supervisor after 40 years of service. He was also employed at Rolling Hills Golf Course for 18 years. He was an avid golfer, loving husband, wonderful father and grandfather.
On June 9, 1956 in Alton he married the former Joydell Jones. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons; Michael Hedger of Alton and Patrick Hedger and his wife Kathy of Fairview Heights, IL, five grandchildren; Matthew Hedger and his wife Courtney of Hawaii, Daniel Hedger of Alton, Jolene, Doug and Jacy Hedger all of Fairview Heights, IL, a brother, Frank Hedger and his wife Phyllis of Wood River and a sister, Georgia Lodema Lynn of Eldorado, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and two sisters.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 1:00 p.m. Monday at Gent Funeral Home in Alton.
Burial will be at Upper Alton Cemetery with full military honors by the VFW Post 1308. Reverend Charles Schwaab will officiate.
Memorials may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church.
Online guestbook and information may be found at www.gentfuneralhome.com.
Gent Funeral Home