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David C. Hedges

May 9, 1933 ~ July 30, 2022 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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David C. Hedges, age 89, of St. John (formerly of Lansing, IL) passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2022.  He is survived by his wife, Sylvia (nee Brose) Hedges; daughters Karen (Joe) Penczak and Laurie (Bart Kolasa) Pawlowski; grandchildren Phil (Jessie) Pawlowski and Jeff (Christine) Pawlowski; and great-grandchildren Molly, Ben, and Ada.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Helen Hedges; and brothers Admiral R.R. Hedges and Roger Hedges.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 4, from 2:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Fagen-Miller Funeral Home, 8580 Wicker Ave. in St. John.  A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, August 5, at 10:30 a.m.

Dave was a Korean War veteran who earned a Purple Heart in combat.  He was a graduate of Thornton Fractional North, and went on to attend Illinois Wesleyan University.  Dave was also a former Lansing Lions Club member, as well as one of the founding members of Camp Quality of Illinois.  He has been described as a die-hard Chicago sports fan, avid traveler, and talented fisherman.  But above all else, family always came first for Dave.  He was truly an amazing and devoted husband and father who will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in David's name to Honor Flight Chicago and Camp Quality.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of David C. Hedges, please visit our floral store.


August 4, 2022

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Fagen Miller Funeral Homes - St. John
8580 Wicker Avenue
St. John, IN 46373

Funeral Service
August 5, 2022

10:30 AM
Fagen Miller Funeral Homes - St. John
8580 Wicker Avenue
St. John, IN 46373


Honor Flight Chicago
9701 W Higgins Road, Suite 310, Rosemont IL 60018-4703
Tel: 1-773-227-8387

Camp Quality Illinois
P.O. Box 641, Lansing IL 60438


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