Doris Hegtvedt

Monday, April 3, 2017 4:36 pm

Doris Hegtvedt, 96, of Iowa City, formerly of Decorah, died Monday, March 27, 2017, at Melrose Meadows Assisted Living, Iowa City. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 1, at Schluter – Balik Funeral Home in Decorah, with Rev. Allen Vik officiating. CD music was “In the Garden,” “On Eagle’s Wings” and “How Great Thou Art.” Casket bearers were Joe Alfonso, Dennis Fisher, Denis Tweten, David Fisher and Daniel Fisher. Interment was at Phelps Cemetery in Decorah. Arrangements were handled by Schluter – Balik Funeral Home in Decorah.

Doris May (Fisher) Hegtvedt was born May 26, 1920, the daughter of Fred and Louise (Pfister) Fisher in the family home on a farm north of Decorah. Doris was married to Raymond Hegtvedt April 18, 1943, at the Decorah Lutheran Church. Raymond passed away in 1981. Doris lived in Rochester, Minn. for many years and wintered in Mesa, Ariz. before moving to Iowa City. She enjoyed cooking, baking, feeding squirrels, bird watching and gardening. Doris was a Chicago Cubs fan and was thrilled to see the team finally win the World Series this past year.

Doris is survived by her son, Raymond (Carole) Hegtvedt, Iowa City and her daughter, Janet Alfonso, Madison, Wis.; two grandchildren, Joe Alfonso (Tasha), Queens, N.Y., and Angela Alfonso (Matt Stratton), Frederick, Md. She also is survived by a daughter-in-law, Vicki Houck, Westerville, Ohio, and sister-in-law, Erlene Fisher, Decorah; close friends: Mary Wenmen and Sue Pearson, both of Iowa City; Lorna Nicholson, Maricopa, Ariz. and godchild, Betty Priske, Cedar Rapids; and also by several nieces and nephews living in the Decorah area.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Louise Fisher; her husband, Raymond Hegtvedt in 1981; her son, Dr. Arden Hegtvedt in 1993; sons-in-law, Joe Alfonso in 2003 and Doug Wadsworth in 2016, brothers: Lloyd Fisher in infancy, Harold Fisher, Norman Fisher, Arlin Fisher and Robert Fisher.

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