This memorial website was created in memory of Robert Hedglin, 93 years old, born on March 26th, 1927, and passed away on February 21st, 2021.

Bob was married to the love of his life Myrna for 39 years. 

Bob was blessed to have had the unique opportunity to get to say goodbye to all of his loved ones, one by one. He wanted everyone to know just how much he loved them. He was very at peace with knowing that these were his last days. He was not scared and faced the reality head-on.

Bob had his own little prayer that he repeated daily, sometimes multiple times a day. "Jesus, I trust in you, Jesus I love you, Jesus I need you. Amen" 

True to form, Bob spent the last few days of his life making sure that Myrna would be well taken care of and that all of his affairs were in order. "Make sure you get my books out of my desk and share them with family," "Make sure your Mom's brakes are checked out and in good condition," "Make sure the property tax is paid on the house," and many more. 

Bob made it clear that he did not want a "big funeral," "no parties," or no "big things" for him. He said, "just a nice graveside service is all."

Graveside service (weather permitting) is scheduled for Friday, March 5th at 12:00 MST at the Hillside Cemetery in Fort Lupton at 13750 Weld County Road 12 Fort Lupton, CO 80621. 

A zoom link will be set up for all of those that cannot attend in person. Those details will be sent out via email within 1 to 2 days of the service.  

Bob asked that instead of flowers to please donate to the church that Myrna attends

We will be gathering for a small "get together" at their home in Commerce City immediately following. (Bob didn't say we couldn't have a get-together, just not a party!!)

Tributes are short messages commemorating Robert, or an expression of support to his closest family and friends. Leave your first tribute here, and others will follow.

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Shared by Myrna Hedglin on February 23, 2021
Bob and I had a great time during our marriage.  We traveled, we had family get together times each summer; we got along famously.  We even traveled to Hawaii one December at Christmas time.  We ran out of time before we could take a cruise to Alaska and we always intended going to Maine during the Fall.  We had many good memories of all the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  The family dinners were very special.  I will miss him so very much; however, I know I will see him again.  He was ready to go and I dearly love his prayer he said daily:  Jesus, I trust in You, Jesus I love you, Jesus I need you.  Then he would fold his hands and say, "Amen".  He was very much at peace with death.  I love you so much Bob.  I will see you in Heaven!  Myrna
Shared by Donna Pritschau on February 23, 2021
I spent several summer's with Uncle Claude and Aunt Helen.  Bob was alway's finding a way to tease Donna Jean and I.  It was a fun time.  Remember he brought the boy's to our farm to visit and they had to fish. Later year's when he came back for Memorial Day we alway's got together for a few hour's.  Will miss talking to him, We should have done it more often, but I know he is at peace.  LOVE  Donna

My Fondest Memory

Shared by Patrick M on February 23, 2021
I was a young guy, maybe 12 years old. Bob took me up to the mountains. Just him and I. He packed a cooler with a case of beer and a case of Mountain Dew which was like heaven to me. "WOW! A whole case of Mountain Dew just for me?" "Yep. Just for you!" he said. 

We took his old blue Ford pickup with the popup camper on it and spent 2 nights deep in the forest. 
I remember he would burp and say "That's not bad manners, that's just good beer". He never, ever got drunk in front of me but he sure loved a cold can of beer.

On our way back, we stopped and with his pocket knife, he carved in a tree a heart and the letters M&B in the middle of it. He sure loved my Mom. 

I'll miss him dearly. I love you Bob. Thanks for the great memories.