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VANDALIA, Mo. — Memorial services for Theodore “Ted” Allen Hesse, 86, of Vandalia, Mo., formerly of Danville, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at Vandalia Presbyterian Church, Vandalia, with the Rev. Joel Montgomery officiating. Interment will be a private family service. Visitation will be Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Bienhoff Funeral Home.
Mr. Hesse passed away at 4:26 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at Missouri Veterans Home, Mexico, Mo.
He was born June 5, 1932, in Farber, Mo., a son of Harold Price and Lona L a V e r n e Allen Hesse. Following his father’s death, he was also privileged to have a stepfather, Carl Eugene Whitesides, play an important role in his life. He was married to Joyce Nadine Fast on April 16, 1953, in Hutchinson, Kan., and she preceded him in death June 23, 2013.
Survivors include one son, Mark (Deborah) Hesse of Danville; three daughters, Deborah (Timothy) Barry of Somers, Conn., Lona (Garrett) Oostdyk of Mahomet and Jean (Matthew) Greene of Springdale, Ark.; one sister, Patricia (Bob) Daly of La Porte, Ind.; 12 grandchildren; and 29 greatgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Harold
Hesse, and an infant sister, Lona Elizabeth Hesse. Mr. Hesse was primarily a lifetime resident of the Vandalia, Mo., area with 12 years spent in Illinois. During the 12 years living in Danville, he managed Danville Mobile Home Park on Perrysville Road. He was a 1950 graduate of Hannibal High School and attended one year of college before he entered the U.S. Navy on May 31, 1951, where he attained the rank of aviation machinist 3rd class. He was honorably discharged May 28, 1955. He was a farmer and worked as a foreman at NARCO, retiring in 1997.
Mr. Hesse was a member of Vandalia Presbyterian Church, where he sang in the church choir. He was also a member of the Vandalia Country Club, Laddonia American Legion Post 510 and the Masonic Lodge in both Danville and Vandalia. He loved golfing, storytelling, gardening and taking care of his lawn. He played youth volleyball locally and later in the Navy. He also enjoyed traveling with his wife and visiting their children and family, including the in-laws, their nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial contributions may be made to Missouri Veterans Home, 1 Veterans Way, Mexico, MO 65265, or the American Legion Post 510, P.O. Box 1, Laddonia, MO 63352.