Noreen Helen (Cooley) Hebig

February 19, 1936 ~ January 18, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Noreen Hebig Obituary

Noreen Hebig, age 87, of Spring Valley, Minnesota died on Thursday, January 18, 2024, at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus, in Rochester, Minnesota.

Funeral Service for Noreen will be at 11am on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Spring Valley, Minnesota, with Pastor Jolene Knudson-Hanse officiating.  Visitation will be held from 5-7pm on Monday, January 29, 2024, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church and will continue Tuesday from 10-11am prior to the start of the service.  Burial will be at Our Savior's Lutheran Cemetery in Spring Valley, Minnesota.  

Noreen (Rene) Helen Hebig was born on February 19, 1936, to George and Mildred (Sexton) Cooley in Rochester, Minnesota.  She was baptized on March 22, 1936, in Rochester, Minnesota, and confirmed on May 8, 1949, at St. John’s Evangelist Church, in Rochester, Minnesota.  She attended Lourdes and Rochester High School.  Prior to retiring after 30 years at the Mayo Clinic, she was a daycare provider so she could be home with her five daughters.

Noreen and Vern loved horses and spent much of their time trail riding with their family and friends.  Locally they rode at Forestville State Park and nationally they rode in places such as the Black Hills, Missouri, Tennessee, and Montanna. Her family was special to her and she especially cherished spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She attended numerous wrestling matches, soccer, basketball and volleyball games.  She was also an excellent cook and baker.  Her cinnamon rolls, pies, and homemade buns were a family favorite!  More recently, her enjoyment came from playing cards and bingo.

Noreen married Vernon James Hebig on May 16, 1953.  They had just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary when he passed away on June 21, 2003.  She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Peggy, on December 5, 1991.  She is survived by four daughters, Sharon (Terry) Muller of Oronoco, Cindy (Nels) Oftedahl of Stewartville, Kathy (Duane) Sowers of Racine, and Kim (Tom) Mosher of Spring Valley; nine grandchildren (Jason, Jessie, Chris, Tara, Riley, Stacy, Jill, Mitch, Heather), 15 great grandchildren (Taylor, Sophia, Michelle, Everett, Kalli, Dez, Mandy, Aubrey, Ethan, Layla, Broc, Grayson, Finley, Brinley, Dylan).

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January 29, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Our Saviors Lutheran Church - Spring Valley, MN

Funeral Service
January 30, 2024

11:00 AM
Our Saviors Lutheran Church - Spring Valley, MN


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