time Marc was employed by the Decorah Police Department. After attending the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy at Camp Dodge in Des Moines, IA he started full time as a Decorah police officer in June 1995. The Hefferns bought their first home in Decorah that July and established residence in Iowa once again.

Marc’s wife Kristen was born in Minneapolis, MN. She was the second of three children of Dr. Richard Anderson, now from Hazel Run, MN and Patricia (Amundson) Sheggeby of Granite Falls. She was baptized by her grandfather, Pastor James Amundson, at the Norway Lutheran Church, Wind Lake, Wl and confirmed at the Granite Falls Lutheran Church. She has one older sister Deborah Lee and one younger brother David Richard. Kristen’s grandparents were Walter Anderson (born in Houston, MN), and Mable (Tucker) Anderson (born in Sparta, Wl), and Pastor James Amundson (born in Decorah) and Clare (Strum) Amundson (born in Oconomowoc, Wl). Her father remarried Sharon (Peterson) Hall and her mother remarried Paul Sheggeby.

Kristen grew up in Granite Falls. She attended the Granite Falls Elementary and Junior High Schools and graduated from the Clarkfield High School in Clarkfield, MN in 1986. In 1987 she attended Southwest State University in Marshall, MN for one year and then transferred to Luther College in Decorah where she met Marc. She graduated from Luther in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts in Nursing and Biology. After graduation Kristen moved to Iowa City, IA to work as a Registered Nurse and attend full-time graduate school at the University of Iowa. She received her Master of Arts in Nursing in 1992 and then became a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (CPNP). She married Marc in 1994 and took a full time position as a CPNP at the Midelfort Clinic in Eau Claire, Wl. When they moved to Decorah in 1995 she commuted and continued employment in EauClaire.

Presently Marc and Kristen continue to enjoy many similar hobbies. They also spend a lot of time with their family and friends. Plans for the future include working on their home and looking forward to their own family someday!

Heggen, Tjeran and Mae (Anderson)

(Charlotte Wilkins Lee)

Mae Anderson born 2 May 1900 married Tjeran Heggen born 8 Sep 1908. They lived in Renwick, IA before moving to Decorah about 1950.

Tjeran was an oil distributor for Standard Oil Co. Tjeran’s oil truck could be seen parked in front of a home with a hose running to a house where the oil tank for the furnace was being filled. Cookie their dog would wait patiently in the cab of the truck.

Tjeran and Mae were very active at the First Lutheran Church. One could find Tjeran selling popcorn Friday nights in front of Rosel's Pharmacy for the Lions Club.

Mae died 20 June 1982 and is buried in the Lake Lutheran Cemetery about 4 miles south of Renwick. Tjeran and Mae had one child: Alan.

Alan Tjeran married Jo Hamburg born 28 Aug 1936. She graduated from Luther College in elementary education and received her Master’s Degree from the University of Toledo. Jo works for Lutheran Social Services in Milwaukee, Wl.

Alan was on the Varsity Football and Basketball teams in Decorah High School. In his junior year, during the last football game, Alan was tackled in such a way that his leg was broken. Unfortunately that curtailed his playing basketball most of that year. Both the team and Alan, plus their fans, were disappointed.

Alan graduated from Luther College and Luther Seminary. He is a Lutheran minister and has served as assistant to the Bishop of the Michigan District of the former ALC. He is presently serving as assistant to the Bishop of the Greater Milwaukee Synod ELCA.

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Rev. Alan T Fleggen

Alan and Jo have 2 children: Eric and Kristen.

Eric graduated from St. Olaf College and received his Master's Degree from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. He is an architect and has formed a contracting firm in Los Angeles with 3 other people.

Kristin married Tad Buckmiller. Kristen attended Gustavus Adolphus College and Yuchi Pines Institute in Alabama. Formerly she was a parish worker in the Seventh Day Adventist Church and is presently teaching Bradley Birth Classes in Witchita, KS. Tad is a student in physical therapy at Witchita State University. They have 2 children: Drew Alan and Micah James. 

Tjeran married again to Stella (Teslow) Moklebust 28 Apr 1984. She is still very active in volunteer work particularly at the hospital. They are enjoying their retirement years together in Decorah.

Partial OCR transcription, some sensitive personal information such as birth dates of people that maybe living is not included. See the associated scan to compare with the published information.

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