Fr. Wilbert Hegener

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1936
Status: Accused

Died: 07/15/2009
Diocese: Diocese of Gaylord MI

Hegener’s name was quietly added in late 2021 to the Diocese of Gaylord’s list of those credibly accused of child sexual abuse. It notes that Hegener returned to his religious order in 1999 and died in 2009.

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