August H. Hegge
Visitation - Memorial Gathering
Date: Sunday December 09, 2018
Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]
Wednesday, June 30, 1993
Date of Death:
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
25 years old
August H. Hegge
August “Gus” Hugh Hegge, 25, of Rochester, MN, died at home on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 9, 2018 in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home in Rochester.
Gus was born on June 30, 1993, in Fargo, ND, to Nick and Cindy (Wager) Hegge. At age two, he moved with his family to Rochester, where he lived the rest of his life. He attended Jefferson Elementary School, Kellogg Middle School, and several Rochester high schools, and he obtained his GED in 2011, earlier, actually, than he would have graduated.
The most important parts of Gus’s life were his children, and he loved them over everything. He was an incredible dad and had his children integrated into all parts of his life. AJ was his sous chef and movie buddy; Aksel was his assistant on any building or repair project; and Freija was always along to supervise from her Bumbo chair or walker. AJ came along when Gus was only 15, but Gus stepped up to the task and excelled. He was the parent, not merely the father, and he let that be known. Gus’s dad never changed a diaper of AJ’s, and his mom changed very few. By the time Aksel and Freija arrived, Gus was able to add them to his life seamlessly.
Gus was brilliant, being both smart and a quick study. He liked to create, fix, fiddle with, and figure out anything that needed attention. He was capable of achieving quick proficiency, if not mastery, of anything he put his mind to: skateboarding, pinochle, plumbing, video games, cooking, auto mechanics, carpentry, fantasy football, meat cutting, and many other things, but, especially, parenting. He searched for purpose in his life, was interested in a wide range of subjects, and was often obsessive when learning something new.
In certain situations, Gus could be loud and cocky, and his presence certainly filled the room, but he was also shy around new people and very gentle and patient with his children. He loved to talk trash when playing games, and he loved humor in any form. To those he thought deserved it, he was big-hearted and kind. When he thought he was right, he dug in his heals, and he was ferociously loyal.
Gus is survived by his children, August James “AJ”, Aksel Tyler, and Freija Lynn, and their mother, Tayler Polton; parents, Nick and Cindy Hegge; sister, Zoe Hegge; paternal grandparents, Tom and Nancy Scoblic; aunts, Shannon Scoblic, Sara Scoblic, Kirstin Scoblic, and Deb Schroeder; dog, Koba; a large extended family; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Leona Wager and Jim Wager; great aunt, Janet Scoblic; and best friend, Colton Jones.
The family of August H. Hegge has received the following condolences.
Nick & Cindy, I just learned of this. I am so sorry for your loss. I remember when Gus was born, and how happy and proud you both were of him. Please accept my condolences.
Gus and I both had a love of cars (especially Hondas) and I enjoyed my many visits with him. He had a kind heart and loved his family with all his soul. My deepest heart-felt condolences to his Mom, Dad, Tayler, and children. Rest In Peace, love, and joy.
Cindy, I am so sorry we didn't get back in time to attend the visistation. You were all on my heart yesterday and for the days to come as you continue to work through the emotions. Just know, if you need anyone to go out for coffee with and just to listen and hold your hand, please don't be afraid to call on me. I have similar experiences and in someways know what you are going through. It is ok to grieve, it is ok to remember the joy he brought. May God give you all peace in this time of need.
Dear Cindy, Nick, Zoe, Tayler, AJ, Aksel, and Freija,
Words cannot begin to express how deeply sorry I am to each and every one of you to hear about Gus’ death Wishing you all strength to get through today, tomorrow, Christmas, next month, and ongoing as you grieve.
I didn’t know Gus well, but I recall the time he changed my flat car tire when giving Cindy a ride home from work on a cold winter day. Bailing his mama out at a moments notice shows his true character.
I hope his spirit lives on in the beautiful children he’s created.
I likely won’t make it to the wake this afternoon, but will be thinking of you all.
My husband and i were friends with Gus. He was very easy to get close to. so very soon after meeting we became close friends. We talked often on Snapchat and he always knew how to make us giggle. I actually was able to get him to color one night when he was over here visiting us. We will miss Gus tremendously and we will never forget him. he was truly one of a kind and will remain close to our hearts.
Our deepest condolences to all who knew or was close to Gus.
Tayler and family, I am so sorry to hear of Gus' passing. I was his English teacher at Studio Academy in 2008-2009. I remember Gus very well. He had a way of filling the classroom, and it was fun to be his teacher. It was a pleasure to be his friend on Facebook after I left Studio. AJ was just a baby then, but I remember so clearly how much Gus loved his son. I could feel from his posts how excited he was for those babies!
Aksel AJ, Aksel, and Freija, if you remember nothing else in your life, always remember your father loved you dearly. Mrs. Koster
Cindy and family, we are so very sorry for your tremendous loss. What a blessing he must have been for you, his family, and his friends. And what a loss this is for our world. May God's grace surround you with love, and support you during this time when nothing else can. Please take care. Tammy and Jack Wanger
We send our sympathy & are remembering everyone in our daily Prayers. HE is at rest,watching and guiding each of you thru your daily lives. Keep his memories close to your heart. Although I had left Hoven by the time you were living there, I still have many memories of your mother (my 1st cousin)-growing up our families together, attending high school together, my Aunt Catherine Timp, when your mother had "The Hoven Review", etc. I also enjoyed hearing from you when you were requesting some family history & pictures. Keep in touch as needed-enjoy our messages on FB. God bless everyone.
It's been said there are no words at a time like this, which is most certainly true.
Nick and Cindy I am so very sorry for your loss. I know you both loved him so much.
May you somehow find peace in the days ahead. Sincere thoughts also to
Zoe as well as Gus's children. I always enjoyed a good Gus story when I worked with you
Nick. He was a remarkable young man gone way too soon.
Most sincerely, Shelly B.
So sorry for your lost. Our hearts are with you
Thinking of the Hegge family in their time of mourning.
So sorry to hear of your son's passing. Though I had never met him, by the notes I have read. He was wonderful dad and a all round good guy. He will be missed by many. my thoughts are with you and your family.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. I am truly saddened to hear if your loss. Please know that you are all being watched over.
I am so very sorry to hear of your family’s great loss. Please accept by deepest heartfelt condolences and sympathy. You are in my prayers during this very difficult time.
My heart goes out to your entire family and I pray for peace for you all in such a tragic time. I have been so blessed to get to know you, AJ. AJ, please know I am here, if you need anything during your day at school.
My deepest condolences,
My heart was saddened to learn of your loss. I count myself as one of the lucky ones that had Gus bless my life. First as that young 2nd grader fearless when tackling anything new I might toss at him to learn. His positive approach to life, kind and generous heart, and sense of humor was such a wonderful part of our classroom. And then my Gus stepped back into Room 111 sharing his son, AJ. I loved seeing the same twinkle in his eyes as a proud parent introducing me to his son and then a new look as he sat across from me at our parent conferences - there was such pride at the person AJ was; he had such obvious love and admiration, it truly warmed my heart.
I know your hearts are broken at this time because there’s such a big part missing. I pray that knowing how important Gus has been to so many may ease the pain as you work your way through this extremely difficult time.
My sincerest condolences.