Michael ‘Meko’ Allen Hegg


Michael ‘Meko’ Allen Hegg


On Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, Michael “Meko” Allen Hegg passed away in his home at the age of 70. Michael was born on Jan. 6, 1949, in Billings, to Roy and Irene Hegg. He grew up in Billings, graduating from Senior High. Michael pursued a career as the supervisor of the universal dark room at the Billings Gazette, where he worked from 1970 to 2011.

Michael was twice married. He and Ardella Kanning had a daughter, Margie Hegg. He and Vanessa Anderson Hegg had two children, Logan Hegg and Sophie Magnuson. He was a constant source of advice and wisdom for his children. His presence in their lives will be greatly missed.

Michael enjoyed many outdoors activities, including four- wheeling, grouse hunting and spending time soaking in hot springs around Montana. He was passionate about good food, lively music, better spirits and enjoyed hosting dinners for family and friends. Michael was always sharing stories and making others around him laugh with his jokes. Some of his best memories were made at the ballpark with family and friends watching the Mustangs play.

Michael was preceded in death by his father, Roy Hegg; mother, Irene Hegg; brother, Tim Hegg; and former wife Vanessa Anderson Hegg.

Michael is survived by his children, Margie Hegg (Paul Brockman), Logan Hegg, Sophie (Chris) Magnuson; grandchildren Rhys and Liam Brockman and Gabriel Magnuson; and countless dear friends.

Cremation has taken place. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary, 1001 Alderson Ave., in Billings. There will be a small gathering following the service at 11:30 a.m. at UberBrew.

Condolences may be made at www.michelottisawyers.com.

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9 thoughts on “Michael ‘Meko’ Allen Hegg”

  1. A wonderful man! My day was always a little brighter talking to him as were the days of many of my coworkers. One of my favorite people to work with!

  2. Margie, Logan, Sophie & Families, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Mike was a fun and great man. Love to all of you

  3. Went to high school with Mike. He was a great guy & I will miss him. Everyone liked him. Will be in Arizona or I would attend the service.

  4. Dale and Kris Nelson

    Margie, Logan, Sophie and families, we are saddened to hear of your dad’s passing. There was always that glimmer in his eye, and a story. (actually, lots of stories!) He will be fondly remembered and sorely missed. Our prayers are with you as you mourn a great loss and recall a life fully lived.

  5. Meko was the most inspirational, loving and hysterical person ever! We met him over 40 years ago and have cherished his friendship! Whenever he called we put him on speaker so we could all get a piece of him! We also loved to hear his current monologue!
    Margie, Logan and Sophie you were so,so lucky to have him as your dad! Your memories must be priceless – he was a treasure! Sending love and light.
    Buddy and Marnette

  6. We were so sad to hear the news about Meko who I first met as a great friend to my uncle, Joe. I babysat Margie when she was young and then years later my husband and I had the privilege of working with Meko at the Gazette. We haven’t lived in Billings in 30 years, but enjoyed catching up with Meko at Mustang games when we visited in the summer. Meko was a wonderful, funny and fun guy and the he world is a little worse without him.
    Kelly (Young) Rexroad and Carl Rexroad

  7. My father (Hank Wolf)worked with Meko for many years at the Billings Gazette . He attended my fathers funeral a couple of years ago and I was able to visit with him and listen to all of the Gazette workers talk about the good times they had. My father would have wanted to send his condolences and be at the funeral. May he rest in peace and all your wonderful memories keep your family strong through this time.
    Tara T Cayko

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