Dr. William F. Hejna, 80, retired orthopedic surgeon

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William F. Hejna, M.D., 80, of Riverside, died May 4, 2013.

Dr. Hejna served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force and was a retired orthopedic surgeon.

He was the husband of Eva Lee "Gerry" Hejna (nee Goodale); the father of William Hejna, David (Nancy) Hejna, Michael (Michelle) Hejna and Susan (Richard) Sheppard; the father-in-law of Nancy Hejna; the grandfather of Katherine, Margaret, William, Joseph, Alex, Madeline, Andrew, Emily, Amanda, Claire, Richard, Daniel and Robert; and the brother of Thomas Hejna.

Services were private. Interment was a Woodlawn Cemetery in Forest Park.

Memorial donations are appreciated to the American Cancer Society West region, 7234 Ogden Ave., Suite 3 South, Riverside, Ill. 60546.

Ivins/Moravecek Funeral Home, Riverside, handled arrangements.

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Sharon Dagg from Lakemoor  

Posted: July 8th, 2020 1:05 AM

I worked with Dr, Hejna and Dr. Blonsky for several years as their RN in the PRCC clinic. It was an honor to know and work under the brilliance of their guidance. I am saddened that both of these giants have passed on. The great days we had at the clinic are now bittersweet. RIP great men. I will forever miss you.

Kelly Schueman  

Posted: February 16th, 2019 9:28 AM

I'm heartbroken to see that my childhood orthopedic surgeon is gone. Dr Hejna performed 4 hip surgeries on me in the 70's starting when I was 12. He gave me his personal phone number to call if I had any worries back then. He was that great of a guy. I am about to have my third hip replacemant at 58, and was hoping I could speak with him. I was looking for that reassuring voice. Much love to his family

Paul E Bednarz (Maryann) from Kennesaw, GA  

Posted: May 10th, 2013 2:11 PM

I is sad to read of Dr. Hejna passing, he was a Great Man and Surgeon. He had did hip replacements on my wife Maryann in the early 80's and did a great job. I know He will be missed. We pray for Him and His family..

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