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Dorothea Jane Hedberg, 77

Dorothea Jane Hedberg, 77, of Sedalia, formerly of Omaha, NE, died Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Katy Manor in Pilot Grove.

She was born March 29, 1935, in Creston, IA, a daughter of the late Thomas and Neva (Lucas) Groves. On October 3, 1954, in Iowa, she married Gordon Hedberg, who survives.

After their marriage, Jane and Gordon lived on the Hedberg family farm in Iowa. After the farm was sold, they moved to Omaha, and resided there from 1967-2005. They moved to Sedalia, to be near their daughter and her family.

She was a member of Lutheran Church of the Master in Omaha, and served in several capacities. Her job as an administrative assistant at Fruehauf LBT was very important to her. She also worked as a receptionist for CSG.

Jane was a former 4-H leader and Girl Scout camp leader, and took her children to music lessons. She was always passionate about dogs, and after her children were grown, she became a supporter of the ASPCA.

She loved to crochet and had a fondness for Fudgsicles. She enjoyed lunches and evening visits with her friends, playing Bunco and was involved in ABWA.

Her family meant the world to her. She loved taking her grandchildren to the Henry Doorly Zoo when they came to visit and enjoyed visiting Arizona to see her son and his children.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two children, David Hedberg, of Phoenix, AZ, and Laura Darrah, and her husband, Andy, of Sedalia; a brother, Richard Groves, and his wife, Chris, of Omaha, NE; six grandchildren, Kaitlin Darrah, Taylor Hedberg, Katrina Darrah, Kevin Darrah, Kirsten Darrah and Timothy Hedberg; and four great-grandchildren, Ryan, Gracynn, Kensley and Deklan.

Memorial services will be 11 am, Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel. Graveside services will be 1 pm, Thursday, March 28, 2013 in Westlawn-Hillcrest Cemetery, Omaha, NE, following an 11 am memorial service at the Lutheran Church of the Master in Omaha.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association in care of McLaughlin Funeral Chapel. Condolences may be offered online at

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