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Nadine Hegwald


Nadine Floy Hegwald, 82, Humboldt, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016, at her home. Nadine was born Jan. 6, 1934, in Neosho Rapids, the daughter of Edward and Lura (Slead) Osman.

Nadine married Jack Hegwald on June 16, 1951, and they had five children together before Jack passed away on Feb. 8, 1987.

Nadine obtained her Associate’s Degree from Allen Community College in Iola, before getting a job as a courier for Peterson Laboratories. She was an active person who rode a motorcycle in her younger days and was a good softball player all the way into her 70s. She also loved dancing, playing pool and cards with friends. When at home, she enjoyed painting landscapes and birds as well as making Native American headdresses out of beads. Nadine was a member of the Humboldt United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school and sang in the choir.

Nadine is survived by sons, Brian Hegwald and wife Vikki, Humboldt, Landon Hegwald and wife Jeannette, Colony,  and Jack Hegwald Jr. and wife Janiece, Omaha; daughters, Christine Pfeiffer and husband John, Waxahachie, Texas, and Lydia Hegwald, Humboldt; her friend of 22 years, Joyce Chambers; 13 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Nadine was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Brian Michael Hegwald; brother, Maxwell Osman; twin brother, Eugene Osman; and sister, Marjorie Potter.

A funeral service will at 10 a.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church in Humboldt. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Countryside Funeral Home, Humboldt Chapel. Online condolences may be left at  


Memorials have been suggested to the Humboldt United Methodist Church (for their youth programs) and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home.


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