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Jonathan Hedberg April 17, 1982 - March 3, 2013

Jonathan Hedberg April 17, 1982 - March 3, 2013

MADISON, WI - Jonathan Scott Hedberg, age 30, of Madison, passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2013, at University of Wisconsin Hospital after a skiing accident. He was born on April 17, 1982, in Edina, MN, the son of Scott Hedberg and Catherine (Mahoney) Mensen. Jonathan married Kierre Nelson, originally of Willmar, MN, on August 6, 2011, in Minneapolis, MN.

Jonathan won the Minnesota State Hockey Championship with the Duluth East Greyhounds in 1998. He then played Major Junior Hockey for three years in the OHL (Ontario Hockey League). He was Co-Captain for the hockey team at York University in Toronto, Canada. The York Lions won the Queen's Cup in 2004. He graduated from York University in 2006 with honors in Communications. Jon played professional hockey in New York, Idaho, Pennyslvania, Texas, Mississippi and Germany. He retired in 2009, although continued to play in men's leagues. He moved with his wife to Madison, WI in 2010 to support her during residency training.

Jonathan was Partner and Executive Recruiter for the company he and his father shared, Hedberg Search, specializing in investment management recruiting. He was also a certified athletic trainer. He enjoyed hockey, skiing, golf, hunting, fishing, and traveling. Jon also loved spending time with his friends, family and two dogs, Guinness and Heineken. Jonathan was loyal, adventurous, mischievous, the life of the party, and had a great sense of humor.

Jon is survived by his wife, Kierre (Nelson) Hedberg of Madison; parents, Scott Hedberg of Edina, MN and Catherine Mensen of Duluth, MN; stepfather, Gerald Mensen and stepbrother, James Mensen also of Duluth; brother-in-law, John Ryan Nelson of Minneapolis, MN; father -in-law, John Nelson of Willmar, MN; and numerous other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Warren and Florence Mahoney of Minneapolis and Raymond and Betty Hedberg of Minneapolis. A gathering to celebrate Jonathan's life will be held at the Metropolitan Ballroom and Clubroom in Golden Valley, MN on March 16th from 7pm to midnight. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Jonathan's honor on the following website: