Obit: Hestekind, Vaughn Lee (1948 - 2019)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Hestekind, Finch, Matti, Burgau, Frye, Hovre, Matalas, Dressler, Thelen
----Source: Banner Journal (Black River Falls, Jackson Co., WI) 10/16/2019
Hestekind, Vaughn Lee (5 July 1948 -12 October 2019) With Flag
Vaughn Lee Hestekind, 71, of Black River Falls, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, surrounded by family.
He was born July 5, 1948, son of Gordon and Belva (Finch) Hestekind in Black River Falls. Vaughn was raised and grew up in Black River Falls. After graduating from Black River Falls High School, Vaughn served in the Wisconsin Army National Guard for twenty years. He earned his living as a heavy equipment operator and truck driver. He married Patricia Matti on August 2, 1969 in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Fairview.
Vaughn’s passion in life was music and he showed this by playing in multiple bands. Vaughn enjoyed playing bass and performing as a lead singer in his most recent band, Legends and Outlaws. Vaughn was an avid hunter, fisherman, and trapper. Rodeo and NASCAR were also a big part of his life. Vaughn especially loved spending time with family.
Vaughn is survived by his wife, Patricia; son, Paul (Angela) Hestekind; daughters, Stacy (Al) Burgau and Jody (Cory) Frye; sister, Vicki Hovre; sisters-in-law, Janice (Don) Matalas and Cindy (Steve) Dressler; brother-in-law, Dick (Linda) Matti; nine grandchildren, Gunnar, Ariel, Allison, Jackson, Ellie, Tanner, Tiffany, Arianna, and Alayna; one great grandchild, Amelia Grace; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Belva; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Geraldine and Richard Matti Sr., and brother-in-law, Jim Hovre.
Funeral services will be held 12:00 noon, Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at Buswell Funeral Home in Black River Falls, with Father Daniel Thelen officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Sechlerville Cemetery in Hixton. Family and friends are invited for a luncheon following burial at Castle Hill Supper Club in Merrillan.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at Buswell Funeral Home in Black River Falls.
Buswell Funeral Homes of Black River Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.
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