Shawn Hegvik

shawn hegvik
Shawn Hegvik, age 46, left us too soon, on April 14th in Denver, Colorado. His family and many groups of friends will miss him dearly. Shawn is famous for his laugh, his big heart, his love of teasing people and fabulous wit. You could not hang out with Shawn without it being a good time. He grew up in Glenfield, ND and had a terrific childhood with his gang of friends who were always biking, playing sports, and having fun. Shawn was always very active and he loved the outdoors. Shawn played baseball for NDSU and during his time there, his fan club of friends increased quite a bit. As the good-looking, funny, talented guy, people were drawn to him. He was always kind and approachable- he was the kind of guy who would give you the shirt off his back. After college, Shawn was a car salesman, a bartender, a blackjack dealer, and always ambitious to do well in life. He was a hard worker, a smart guy, and he didn’t mind having several jobs and juggling a busy schedule- and he made more friends wherever he went! In 2005, he married Ursula (Hermanson) and they enjoyed many happy years together. In 2007, he was offered a job with Border States Electric in Fargo. He loved this job, was very successful and BSE became extended family for him. In 2019, he accepted a different opportunity in Denver, CO. He made a another group of terrific friends and co-workers in Colorado. Outside of work, he enjoyed playing with his boys, Oliver (age 11) and Dexter (age 9). His sweet boys will miss his advice for throwing a curveball, going on fishing trips and hiking adventures, and so much more. Shawn loved his boys immensely and being a dad was definitely his favorite role in life. He was also a terrific uncle, and we loved going to Sioux Falls to see his sister Ericka, her husband Jay and their 3 girls: Brynn, Taryn and Bergen. He would often give the girls silver coins for birthdays and Christmas, something Shawn was known for to many of his friends! We always enjoyed getting the cousins together and we have many fond memories of family gatherings, always with many laughs! Shawn’s parents, Rick and Patty Hegvik, will miss their wonderful son- specifically his smiles and their almost daily conversations. Most of these were centered around the boys, family and friends. Shawn loved golf and is famous for making the Fargo news discovering he had gotten a hole-in-one on a par 4 at Forrest Hills golf course outside of Detroit Lakes. He’s also famous for losing his wallet or his keys, and he definitely went through more than his fair share of sunglasses in life. Shawn is survived by his grandfather Alton Hegvik (Dorothy Gordon) and grandmother Estella Kamrud, along with many aunts, uncles and loving cousins. Grandparents Janice Hegvik, Irvin Kamrud and aunt Sharon Haakenson preceded him in death. A celebration of life party with be arranged as soon as possible. Our family looks forward to sharing stories and celebrating Shawn together as soon as we can.

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  1. Shawn you are,so missed, we loved you so much. Love you Auntie Bev soon we will all be together.

  2. We are so very sorry to hear of Shawns passing. He was always a guy that would greet each person with a big smile. Your families are in our thoughts and prayers

  3. So very sad to hear of Shawn’s passing. He is gone from this world far too soon. Sending love and prayers to all who knew and loved him. He was a gift to know. I will always cherish my memories from our time working together dealing blackjack. Deepest condolences to Ursula and the boys! My heart goes out to you.

  4. My deepest Sympathy to the Family of Shawn. May God be with you at this difficult time. A fellow coworker of his Dads from DGPC.

  5. My deepest sympathy to Shawn’s Family , I knew Shawn as my outside sales rep from BSE, I liked him the minute I met him, always a smile on his face and always so proud of him Family. So So sorry for the loss of your Son, Husband, Dad, Best Friend and a true Friend if Shawn knew you !
    Kirk Ronning
    Indigo Signworks

  6. Oh how I would’ve been able to answer the last time you called. I miss you so much my friend. See you again someday

  7. More than once I chided new bartenders for throwing Shawn’s checkbook in the lost and found bin with the other crap. We had a special place behind the bar for it to wait for him to pick it up. And we always had a chuckle about it. Just like his checkbook, I know God has a special place set aside for Shawn in that big Lost and Found in the sky. Until we see him again, he will be missed.

  8. You will always be remembered by so many, Shawn. You left this world way too soon but entered the everlasting life of peace and comfort. Your smile was contagious and a fond memory of your life. I pray you’re at peace and those who loved you so dearly are able to find peace and comfort in the coming years. Keep watch over your boys and your family. Love and warm comfort from the family of Matt Nelson.

  9. Our heartfelt condolences for your families loss. Shaww was a wonderful person who will be dearly missed by all.

  10. Sooo sorry to hear of Shawn’s death. May wonderful memories comfort you at this difficult time and in the time to come! Hugs, love, and keeping you in our prayers for all of Shawn’s family!

  11. Rick & Patty, So sorry to hear of Shawn’s passing. Our prayers are with you and your family. Brad & Mary Hanson

  12. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Shawn was a great guy and a friend. Someone you could always depend on to be there if you needed him. Prayers for his wife, boys, and all the family. I’m celebrating in my thoughts. ❤️🙏🏻❤️
    Heather (an old friend from Fargo)

  13. Kerwin and I want to extend our sympathy to your family for the loss of your son, brother, uncle and a father. Nothing one can ever say can lessen the pain. His children will miss him greatly. Our grandsons were the same age as yours when they lost their Dad. All of you will be a great help to them as the years go. God bless you all.

  14. Shawn will be missed. He was really just a genuine wonderful guy. RIP Hooter. Much love & prayers for his family.

  15. I’ll never forget about 10-years ago – when I asked Shawn if he would help teach my young son Dillon how to throw a curve-ball . I was behind the plate being the Catcher – Wow – he still had the “amazing” curve ball !!!
    Shawn “always” helped out – when he was asked to do something . We will all miss his positive attitude & great smile . God bless his family – he will be missed dearly . From co-worker & friend – Gary ( Border States Electric ) .

  16. Rick and Patty I am so sorry to see this. Rick, I remember you talking about Shawn at work.
    Hugs and Gods peace to you and your family.

  17. Rick & Patty, So saddened by the passing of your beloved son! My thoughts and prayers have been with you since I read about your loss. Extended love and comfort to his wife and boys.
    Sincerely, Wanda Helm Seymour

  18. Although we never had the opportunity to meet Shawn or his family, watching the video showed how much he loved them. The video was one of the best we have ever watched and showed on just how much Shawn was involved in his family.
    Toshiko and I extend our sincere sympathy to Shawn’s family.
    All our love,
    Ken and Tosh Lien

  19. Shawn had an infectious laugh, a great personality, and a huge heart. People were naturally drawn to him, like magnet. He made sure everyone in the room was having a great time. He left this world too soon. I miss you Shawn! Thank you for the times we’ve shared. I will forever hold them close to my heart.

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