In Memory of Edward G. Hedberg

Edward G. Hedberg
Edward G. Hedberg
Born: November 24, 1939
Died: February 2, 2019
Age: 79
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Edward G. Hedberg
November 24, 1939 - February 2, 2019
From: Newell, IA

Edward G. Hedberg, age 79, of Newell, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2019, at the Mercy Medical Center of Sioux City, Iowa.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 8, 2019, at the First Presbyterian Church of Battle Creek, Iowa. Rev. Kevin J. Freese will officiate. Committal Services will follow in the Mount Hope Cemetery of Battle Creek, Iowa. A Visitation will be held one hour prior to the Memorial Service from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., February 8, 2019, at the First Presbyterian Church of Battle Creek, Iowa. The Christensen -Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at

Edward Gustav Hedberg, was born on November 24, 1939, in Odebolt, IA. One of eight children born to Carl and Loretta (Neville) Hedberg. He grew up in Dunlap, IA and at the age of 17, joined the United States Army. After honorably serving his country, Ed returned home where he met the love of his life Janice Klinker of Denison, IA.

On December 15, 1958, the couple were united into marriage and throughout the years were blessed with five children: Shawn, Edwin, Glen, Judy and Allen. The family made their home in Battle Creek, IA, where Ed worked for Mapple Valley Construction and Bell Telephone.

Ed started getting involved in the trucking business and had many business adventures. The family relocated to Ida Grove, IA and finding his faith again Ed became a born-again Christian. While living in Ida Grove, Ed was employed with Sheer Construction and Midwest Industries. The couple would relocate to Minneapolis, MN, where Ed would run the flatbed division for Crouse Cartage Trucking Co.

While in Minneapolis the couple purchased an acreage outside of Newell, IA and in 1986, Ed started as an over the road trucker after Crouse transferred to Sioux City, IA. He purchased a gravel truck and moved to Newell where he hauled rock and asphalt for Robin Construction for 17 years and then for Lundell Construction for 9 years before he retired in 2016, to take care of his wife Janice.

Ed enjoyed playing cards, spending time with his four-legged companions (dogs), and spending time with his family.

Left to cherish his memory are his children Shawn (Jeff) Gorsett of Sioux City, IA, Edwin Hedberg, Allen Hedberg of Holstein, IA and Glen (Jennifer) Hedberg of Roseburg, OR; 16 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild; sister Ardena Peters of Battle Creek, IA; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Ed was preceded in death by his wife Janice Hedberg; daughter Judy Boysen, four brothers Dewayne, David, Donald and Jerry; and two sisters Ruth and Joyce.



11:00 a.m., Friday, February 8, 2019
First Presbyterian Church
Battle Creek, Iowa


Rev. Kevin J. Freese


His Grandchildren


One Hour Prior to Service
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Friday, February 8, 2019
First Presbyterian Church
Battle Creek, Iowa


"The Old Rugged Cross"
"Amazing Grace"
"On The Wings Of A Dove"


Mount Hope Cemetery


Monday, February 4, 2019 at 10:28 AM
“Sorry to hear of Ed's passing. We enjoyed doing business with Ed and the conversations following about life and people. May Ed be relieved of the physical problems in his Earthly vessel and enjoy the unknown wonders of heaven. ”
- Erik Mosbo "Hondo"
Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 12:29 PM
“Knew Eddie when we were kids, my deepest sympathy.”
- Joyce Mandernach Curtis
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