In Memory

Orv Hed

Orville H. Hed Jr. passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2019. He was born to Orville Hed Sr. and Awanda Hed in Mankato, MN September 22,1950.

Orville was baptized and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church. He graduated from Mankato High School in 1969. He was drafted into the Army and served his country 1971 – 1973 and spent 1 ½ years in Germany. He was trained in Artillery. He earned National Defense Service Medal Sharpshooters M-16. He was also trained as a wireman. After the service he worked various jobs around Mankato.

Orville relocated to Arizona in the late 1970's. He worked  as an electrician until having difficulties with carpel tunnel in both hands. From there he struck out on his own moving up by the Silver King Mine. He had an older motor home to live in and used generators for electricity aided by solar panels. He walked all over in the mountains picking up old metal and beautiful rocks and some gold. Up there it was perfect silence and so peaceful. He said he was so much closer to God.

In August 2017, Orville went to be seen for a broken hip and cancer was found. His diagnosis was Stage 4 Lung Cancer that had spread to his bones and lymph nodes and given 4-6 months. He stretched that out to almost 2 years. He was a fighter, but succumbed to the Cancer on June, 27, 2019.

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07/03/19 05:41 PM #1    

Lynn Nordgren

Rest in heaven, Orv.  You were always very nice all throughout the years while we were growing up in Mankato  -  both in school and at church.  So glad you found peace, quiet, and beauty at Silver King Mine.  We will miss you but remember you at the reunion.  

07/03/19 06:50 PM #2    

Don Bode

Rip Orv had many great times growing up and as class mates.

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