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Richard E. Hessling

Richard E. Hessling

Richard E. Hessling, age 85, of the Good Samaritan Home, formerly of Georgetown, TX, died on Thursday, June 11, 2020 in the Good Samaritan Home. He was born on August 24, 1934 in Quincy, Il the son of Frank and Alvera (Winking) Hessling. He married Audrey Rose Meyer on September 27, 1952. She preceded him in death on November 10, 2014.

Mr. Hessling served the Quincy Police Department for over 25 years, retiring as Lieutenant. Richard enjoyed his retirement with bass fishing, bowling and bingo. He was of the Catholic Faith.

Richard is survived by:
SONS: Robin Hessling of Quincy and Russell Hessling of Georgetown, Texas.
GRANDCHILDREN: Richard Hessling and Conner Hessling, Rebecca Donnelly and Rachelle Martin.
ONE GREAT-GRANDCHILD: Rowen Martin.
A BROTHER: Tom Hessling
Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

In addition to his wife, Richard was also preceded in death by a son Richard Hessling, Jr. and his other 8 siblings.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Graveside inurnment will take place in Calvary Cemetery on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Adams County. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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From:
Dsbi and Mike Mccolez
Quincy, IL
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We will miss Uncle Dick.His wit and charm lit up a room with his presence.Sorry for your loss.
From:
Pam DeMoss
Quincy, IL
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Our deepest condolences to Robin, and Rusty and all the Hessling family. Heaven gained a true angel. This man was a 2nd dad to my sister and I. We loved him dearly and so thankful for the memories.
From:
Ginger L Madison
liberty, IL
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Robin and family it broke my heart to hear the news. I can just see Audrey waiting with open arms. So very sorry for your loss
From:
Steve Crabtree
Quincy, IL
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Robin and Rusty. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. I have nothing but fond memories of our childhood down on Elm street. Your dad was always there to help us, guide us and mold us into into what we are today. He had quite a job keeping all of us in line didn't he. After I was married I had to call your Dad for advice and guidance on a few occasions. He was always there to listen to and help us. We are going to miss you Richard E Hessling.
From:
Deborah and Dennis Powell
Quincy, IL
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Robin, Rusty, and the rest of the Hessling family, we are sorry for your loss. May God grant you and your family comfort and peace during your time of loss and sorrow.
From:
Jeff Dorsey
Quincy, IL
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Robin, I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
From:
Sara Nieders
Liberty, IL
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My deepest sympathy to the family. I enjoyed getting to know Dick while he was a resident at Bickford.
From:
Ken and Stacie McColez
Schertz, TX
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So many fond memories with your family growing up. Dad served the Quincy Police Dept proudly beside your Dad. Condolences to your family. Dick will be missed.
From:
Katelyn W.
Quincy, IL
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Robin, I'm so sorry for your loss. We loved Dick here at Bickford and it was a privilege and honor to know him.
From:
Roger & Mary Hartman
Springfield, IL
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Robin & Rusty,
So sorry to hear about your dad
he was a great guy, a lot of fond living next door.
We will keep him in our thoughts and prayers.
From:
Debbie Keefer
Quincy, IL
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When I think of you I remember your great laugh, all the bad jokes, fish stories. Holidays with the whole family. Give Aunt Audrey a big hug!
From:
John Taylor
Cary, NC
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Robin and family,

My deepest sympathy to my friend Robin and all of family. I appreciate your dad's service to protect my home town while I lived there. May God comfort you and keep those great memories alive.
From:
Lisa Werneth Williams
Quincy, IL
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My deepest sympathies to the family. I carry such good memories of your Dad from our south end neighborhood and was proud to call him my cousin. May you find peace in knowing he is happily reunited with Audrey, Richard Jr,, all his siblings and his parents.
From:
Catherine Webb
Quincy, IL
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Robin I am so very sorry. Thinking of you and your family
From:
Barbara Neill
Taylor, TX
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Your dad was the most positive person I ever knew. Our lives were doubly blessed by having both your mother and father as such good friends. Our friendships were so close, we felt like family. My heart goes out to Robin, Russ and everyone left behind. Take comfort in each other and in the knowledge that he is now in Heaven, enjoying his eternal life with AudreyπŸ’œ. Love, Barb
From:
Tammie (Hess) Todd
Ursa, IL
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Robin, and Rusty, sorry for your loss. Heaven has got another Angel. We have alot of childhood memories for sure. Prayers to you and the Hessling Family. πŸ™πŸ’•πŸ™
From:
Diane (Seward) Baumgartner
Plainville,, IL
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Robin, I am sure sorry about your dad, you have my prayers and sympathy.
From:
John LaTour
Quincy, IL
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Richard was a good cop with a great sense of humor. He will be missed.
From:
Michael DeVoss
Wentzille, MO
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Richard was the first person I met at the QPD. He was a my shift commander and I will miss him.
From:
Mandi Griffin-Harmann
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My condolences to the family. Always enjoyed visiting with Dick and Audrey when they came to visit my grandparents Al and Pat. They were great friends. I’m sure they will be hanging out in Heaven!
From:
Billy &Laverne Meyer
Quincy, IL
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Dick was someone I looked up to and, he influenced me to go into Law Enforcement. God Bless Robin, Rusty and family.
From:
Melinda Madison
Quincy, IL
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Robin and family, I'm so sorry to hear your father's passing. Prayers and may he rest in peace.
From:
Eddie Kamm
Quincy, IL
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Robin and Rusty, so sorry for your loss. I know he was very proud of all of you boys . He was my Shift Commander on the PD treated me pretty much like his own kid.. Hold to the memories...
From:
Harry and Cindy Cramer
Quincy, IL
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Our sincerest sympathies to all of the Hessling family. Dick was a good person and sincere about his work, protecting the city and taking of his officers. A good family man, he will be missed.