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Kenneth N. Hegyi

August 23, 1940 - September 5, 2019

Kenneth Neal Hegyi, age 79 of Schererville, IN peacefully passed away at
home on Thursday, September 5, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Ken is
survived by his beloved/devoted wife of 55 years, Janet Sue (nee Ward);
daughter, Lisa (David) Zimbler of Glenview, IL and son, Michael Hegyi of
Crown Point, IN; a…read more

Kenneth Neal Hegyi, age 79 of Schererville, IN peacefully passed away at
home on Thursday, September 5, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Ken is
survived by his beloved/devoted wife of 55 years, Janet Sue (nee Ward);
daughter, Lisa (David) Zimbler of Glenview, IL and son, Michael Hegyi of
Crown Point, IN; and his dear grandchildren, Emily Zimbler, Kaylee Hegyi, Kyle
Hegyi and Sophia Zimbler; siblings, Norman (Rhonda) Hegyi, Mark Von See,
Carol (Craig) Young, Caren (Ed) Olsen and Barbara Hegyi. He is preceded in
death by his father, Moses Hegyi and Step-mother Ruth Jewell Hegyi.
Ken attended TF North and Carl Sandburg High schools, Orland Park, IL. After
serving in the US Army in Korea, Ken returned home to begin a career in the
construction trade as a Millwright and was a proud union member of Local
1693. In 1964, Ken was fortunate enough to marry the love of his life, Janet,
and together, they started a family and built a home in Crete, IL. Ken was also a
member of the First United Methodist Church and Arcadia Masonic Lodge
#1138 in Lansing IL.
In his younger years, Ken enjoyed Enduro motorcycle racing, fishing, hunting
and spending time in the great outdoors. He was a gifted artist who loved to
paint, but most notable was his great talent for the delicate art of wood
carving, especially as he struggled with loss of sight and neuropathy in his
hands. Inspired by nature and faith, we will always cherish the many beautiful
birds, ducks and figurines he crafted over the years.
Above all, Ken was a devoted husband, father and favorite “Grumpa” to his
grandkids who were all truly his pride and joy.
Friends and family may visit from 12:00-3:30 pm with services at 3:30 pm on
Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Kish Funeral Home, 10000 Calumet Avenue,
Munster, IN. In lieu of flowers, memorials donations may be made to Gift of
Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network, www.giftofhope.org .

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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Kish Funeral Home

Address:

10000 Calumet Ave.
Munster, Indiana 46321

Service Information

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019

Time: 3:30 pm

Kish Funeral Home

Address:

10000 Calumet Ave.
Munster, Indiana 46321

Cemetery Information

Private


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