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Faye Hedin

December 14, 1926 — May 11, 2014

Faye Hedin, age 87 from Gonvick, MN passed away on Sunday, May 11th at the Good Samaritan Home in Clearbrook, MN. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday (May 16th) at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fosston. Interment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery-Hansville, rural Fosston. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Thursday (May 15th) and for one hour prior to the service on Friday. All visitation will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fosston. Arrangements are with the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Fosston and messages of condolence may be sent at carlinhoialmen.com.Ethel Faye Hedin was born at Fosston, Minnesota on December 14, 1926 to parents William A. LaVoi and Violet Thayer LaVoi. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary's church in Fosston. She was a graduate of Fosston High School. Faye was united in marriage to John A. Hedin on February 6, 1945. To this union one son was born. Faye attained her RN degree from Graham Hospital Nursing School in Canton, Illinois. She also held a Bachelor of Science degree, Master of Arts degree and completed additional course work towards her Doctoral Degree at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. Faye was an instructor at the Graham Hospital School of Nursing for four years. She was also a professor of psychology at Spoon River College in Canton, Illinois for 26 years, retiring in 1985. She was a life member of the National Education Association, a girl scout leader, member of the Board of Directors of the Fulton County Mental Health Center, and served on the Executive Committee College Faculty Association for the State of Illinois. She was a member of the Lambda Chi Omega and Delta Kappa Gamma Sororities. After retirement she and John divided their time between their farm in Gonvick and home in Indian Lake Estates, Florida. Faye had many interests. She was an avid reader, golfer and traveler. She visited more than 70 countries and enjoyed meeting the families of her former students. She enjoyed painting rural Minnesota landscapes, especially old barns and churches. She also enjoyed rosemaling with the Norda Gonvick Rosemalers. Each spring Faye and John looked forward to sucker spearing. Faye was an avid deer hunter, seldom missing a season. John told the story of Faye killing two deer with one bullet! John also witnessed her shoot an eight point buck standing freehand at 335 yards. Faye was preceded in death by her husband, John, infant son, parents, brothers Francis, Thomas (Bud) and William LaVoi and sister-in-law, Mecca LaVoi. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Mavis LaVoi and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.Her family wishes to thank the staff of the Good Samaritan Nursing Home for their loving care to Faye over the last 7 years.
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