Dwile Arnold Heggem

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Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel
1101 NE 112th Avenue
Vancouver, WA

January 29, 1926 ~ April 4, 2011

Dwile Arnold Heggem, 85, passed away peacefully in his Vancouver, WA home on April 4, 2011 with his family by his side. He was born in Waubay, SD on Jan. 29, 1926. He was a Vancouver resident since March 1991. Dwile graduated from San Jose High School California in 1944.
He then was drafted into the U.S. Navy and served on a destroyer in the Pacific Theater during WW II.
After graduating from San Jose State College in 1950, Dwile had a career with the YMCA from 1950-1977. In 1993 with the help of a minister he founded the Abundant Life Center, a New Thought Church.
Dwile served on Clark College Advisory Board for the Mature Learning Program from 1999-2006.
Dwile is survived by second wife, Ceora Heggem; brother, Dick Heggem and wife Kitty; daughters, Kathy Duff and husband Bruce, Claudia Locascio and husband Peter, Sandi Ravenswood and husband Frank; step-daughters, Linda Wheeler and husband Richard, Donna Dowdy and husband Ray and Dakota Duncan; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Arnold S Heggem; mother, Amelia S. Heggem; first wife, Barbara J. Heggem, 1999; sister, Ramona Parriott; brothers, Ken Heggem and Irvin Heggem.
A celebration of life will be May 15, 2011, 3:00 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, 1101 NE 112th Ave., Vancouver, WA.
Please sign Dwile's guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.


Published in The Columbian on Apr. 10, 2011
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