Services set for Sunrise Heights service-station owner Mark Hegge

Family, friends and customers are mourning Mark Hegge, who ran the Sunrise Heights Chevron station at 35th/Holden [map]. According to the notice posted at the station (photo), he “passed away unexpectedly” yesterday, at age 52. A celebration of Mr. Hegge’s life is set for 11 am Tuesday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, with viewing 1-8 pm Monday at Howden-Kennedy Funeral Home in The Junction. (Thanks to those who called and tweeted to make sure we knew about this.)

19 Replies to "Services set for Sunrise Heights service-station owner Mark Hegge"

  • Ken March 19, 2010 (11:35 pm)

    Geez, I just bought gas from him yesterday, that’s a shock. I really like that station.

  • Kevin March 19, 2010 (11:50 pm)

    What a shock to hear of Mark’s passing at such a young age. I have given him business in the past and both he and his employees have always been great.
    He WILL be missed. I hope the business continues to operate.

  • picklemom March 20, 2010 (12:37 am)

    Mark was a friendly, good-nstured man. He actually made buying gas a pleasant experience. Good repair service, too. So sorry to hear of his untimely passing.

  • Brian March 20, 2010 (1:43 am)

    Wow, so weird I just saw him talking to the mechanic, must have been hours before. I always liked how the station had an old fashioned family feel to it.

  • Rita March 20, 2010 (7:25 am)

    My prayers for Mark’s family. I am in shock! Mark has been a special friend to John and I for many years. Such a caring helpful person. His father was a special friend too … yes, he will be missed terribly.

  • shane March 20, 2010 (7:40 am)

    Thats sad, I buy most of my gas there.

  • toosoon March 20, 2010 (9:35 am)

    I’m so sorry I have bought gas from him so many times. What an incredibly nice man. I remember him with a smile on his face. Sorry for your loss.

  • MB March 20, 2010 (10:07 am)

    Thanks so much for posting. My husband used to work at Chevron for Mark when we were in high school. We hadn’t heard yet since we haven’t gone to buy gas in the last few days. I just called to tell my husband. So sad :(

  • bkarp44 March 20, 2010 (4:25 pm)

    Very sorry to hear about Mark. I have used his Chevron for gas, oil changes, and service for years. My son worked there for awhile after high school graduation and Mark taught him a few things about working on engines and fixing flat tires.
    He will be missed. My best thoughts to his family.

  • Mary & Hank Thompson March 20, 2010 (9:06 pm)

    We are all still in shock. Mark was an amazing brother-in-law. Please keep my sister Rose and all the family in your thoughts and prayers .Mark we love you and will miss you forever.

  • Cynthia March 21, 2010 (1:31 pm)

    This is my regular gas station because of the great service I always receive. He was always so friendly and so helpful. Such sad news to hear of his passing. He was a great guy who will be missed. My condolences to his family.

  • Lydia, Brandon, & William March 21, 2010 (9:25 pm)

    Mark was a great brother-in-law and a great uncle to my sons we will miss him dearly and we love him so much!
    This is for him:
    GO HUSKIES! – we love you Uncle Mark

  • Lydia, Brandon, & William March 21, 2010 (9:53 pm)

    Mark was a great brother-in-law and a great uncle to my sons he will be missed !!
    This is for him:
    -We love you Uncle Mark

  • Tara Halvorson March 21, 2010 (9:58 pm)

    mark you will be missed very much, specially during all our crazy gatherings with the family i love you very much and you will be missed always and forever, and placed deeply in my heart.

  • Linda March 21, 2010 (11:51 pm)

    My brother Mark’s passing has left us so heart broken. It’s wonderful to read all the kind messages that have been left and they will help to comfort us all. His family would like to thank each of you for sharing.

    Mark, you will forever be in our hearts!

  • Trisha March 22, 2010 (8:11 am)

    I am still in shock. Its so difficult to believe. For so many years it was just you (Mark), Rose, Mike, and me. Even though you guys were the ‘aunt and uncle’ we were like best friends. All the sporting events, dinners, watching sports on tv, laughs over ‘tiki’, ‘pee-pee’,’heini’ and the concerts. You were always supportive of me in my struggles of lifes ups and downs. But you were always there! The kids, Mike, and I will miss you terribly. Not too many people would ‘choose’ the craziness of the “Ball” family but you did. Thanks for bringing so much joy to not only my little family but to my Aunt Rose who loved you dearly. You will never know how much you have meant to us all. Especially Liam with all his car talk ‘Mark John’ :) -Trish

  • Dan March 22, 2010 (2:26 pm)

    What a bummer. Mark had earned all our household’s repair business because he was straight forward and honest. The day he told me I didn’t need something done to my car that another mechanic had said needed to be done made me a regular customer!

  • Will March 23, 2010 (8:10 am)

    My 12 year old son actually told me the news and I didn’t believe him. I never realized the friendly, smiling guy behind the counter was the owner. I never even knew his name. I think our shopping trips amused him as my boy tried to decide what snacks to buy. I’m sorry to hear he passed, we’ll miss him.

  • JB March 23, 2010 (9:38 pm)

    I used to work for Mark Hegge about 7 years ago. I moved on to different things in life but we still kept in touch. I would stop by the station to see him from time to time and he would always make sure I was doing well. He has always been such a mentor to me. He always kept me in line at work and gave me advice on how to go at life. Mark, Thank you for being there! you will be missed.



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