Faith Hegney

Faith L. Hegney, 93, Minot, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, in Trinity Home in Minot.

Faith Laura Pister was born on July 2, 1920, on the family farm south of Kief, the daughter of George and Rosa (Schock) Pister. She spent a great deal of her life tending to the family farm and attended eight years of school.

Faith married Dewey Therold Hegney on Dec. 14, 1944, in McClusky. They have five sons and one daughter. The couple farmed for many years until Dewey became a victim in a farm injury accident near Strawberry Lake which caused them to leave farming. They moved to Butte, where Faith managed and operated the Butte Creamery until 1955. Two years later they purchased a farmstead where Faith spent countless hours working the fields and tending to the farm and livestock. She was a devoted wife and mother. Her family meant everything to her. Dewey passed away unexpectedly in August 1993. Her love of farming and memories kept her from leaving the farmstead until many years later. In September 2008 she moved to Velva. A couple of years later she moved to Minot in order to be closer to her daughter. She lived independently until January 2014 when she moved into Trinity Nursing Home and became a permanent resident there.

Faith loved the Lord. She could often be heard singing gospel hymns and enjoyed reading her Bible. Faith was a former member of the Butte Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Survivors: sons, Terry (Debbie), Kief, Jerry (Mary), Fargo, Roy (Debbie), Williston, and Kenneth (Alvina), Voltaire; daughter, Carol (Del Wayne) Herr, Burlington; 13 grandchildren; two stepgrandsons; 24 great-grandchildren; brother, Frank Pister, rural Kief; and one sister-in-law, Mabel Pister, Minot.

Faith was preceded in death by: her husband, Dewey; son, Dewey Bill; brothers, George and Ted; four sisters, Anna Erhman, Lydia Ness, Ida Schremser and Ella Hegney.

Funeral Service: Monday, May 12, at 11 a.m. at Minot Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Burial: will take place Monday at 4 p.m. at the Kief Cemetery, Kief.

Visitation: Sunday, May 11, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.

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