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Michael Hesse

Michael Hesse

Michael Le'Roy Hesse, age 71, of 1104 South 24th, died on Friday, February 10, 2017 in the Emergency Room of Blessing Hospital. He was born on December 26, 1945 in Quincy, IL. Michael married Donna Gibson in 1975. She preceded him in death in 2004. Michael later married Denise Figert Stagner on March 10, 2008. She survives.

Michael worked at J. M. Huber from 1969 until his retirement. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. He loved to hunt and watch Clint Eastwood Westerns. He also enjoyed cooking. Michael liked to take care of other people.

In addition to his wife, Denise, Michael is also survived by:
HIS FATHER: Bill Hesse of Quincy
CHILDREN: Rona Simmons and her husband Clay of Harrisburg, IL; Charlie Baker, Jr. and his wife Sonia of Ojai, CA; Michelle Hesse of Quincy; David Baker and his wife Jan of Quincy; and Dawn Hesse-Atchley and her husband Michael of Nashville, TN
GRANDCHILDREN: Ashley Overstreet & her husband Andrew; Rachel Rorer & her husband Jeff, Ashley Juilfs and her husband Cobus and Chris Baker and his wife Hailey
Numerous great-grandchildren, a brother: Gary O'Dear and many other relatives also survive.

Michael was also preceded in death by his mother.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 10:00 AM in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and at 10:30 in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Interment in Greenmount Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Childrens Hospital. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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From:
Marie Heinecke
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Such a sad day.. I have known Mike my whole life, He was friends with my mom an dad. So sad to hear this news.. My kids called him Grandpa Mike... God rest his soul...
From:
Lucy Mason
Independence, MO
Comments:
I attended grade school with Michael back in the 1950's at St Johns School. I remember his RED HAIR! Michael became a friend of the family when he and my brother, John, struck up a friendship that lasted till his death. Michael was a very unique individual and will be missed by his friends of over half a century.
RIP Michael Hesse~
From:
Una
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Michael has been connected to my family for over 50 years. So let's just call him family. My brother John Mason is the one who brought Michael in among us. He will be miss by all of us. He had a look of a adventurous Viking to me. I must tell this one dear story. I hold this personally in my heart toward Michael. It was over 10 years ago . I had lost my mother. I had felt strangely alone at that time. I really felt on the outside of life at that time. Michael had attended her funeral and I knew mother had been very fond of Michael. There came the time in the service for someone to speak. I felt a little set back and my thoughts were ...I just don't want to let her go. I then thought Una how can you not speak up for her now??? So I awkwardly to the floor. Well after service all met at my brother John's house for our personalized reminiscing of our mother. Then came back my loneness. I suddenly felt a large hand grasp mine . It was Michael , that tall red headed Viking . He then said Una , you did your mother proud today. I just hope Michael will see what a tower of strength he had become with those kind words. He looked like a Viking but he was also a gentle Giant . We shall all miss you.
From:
Mary-Ann Kahs Hyer
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So sorry to hear about Mike's passing.