James P. "Jim" Hess, 81, of O'Fallon, IL, born Tuesday, November 29, 1927, in East St Louis, IL, passed away Thursday, October 22, 2009 at Rosewood Care Center in Swansea, IL surrounded by his family.
Mr. Hess was a retired maintenance supervisor for Granite City Steel for 34 years. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fairview Heights, IL and a U.S. Navy Coast Guard veteran.
He is preceded in death by:
He is survived by:
- Parents: Fred C. and Margaret nee Minnette Hess Sr.
- Brother: Fred Hess Jr.
- Sister: Irene Parnham
The family would like to thank the staff of Rosewood Care Center in Swansea, IL for their loving care and also Hospice of Southern Illinois especially Julie, Anne and Nicki.
- Wife of 62 years Margaret "Peggy" Hess nee Baskette
- Cindy (Jim) Janssen of Freeburg, IL
- Kathy Jackson of Ballwin, MO
- Amy (Dan) Watson
- Jim (Jessie) Janssen
- Mark (Katie) Janssen
- Joe Jackson
- Mike Jackson
- Great Grandchildren
- Chloe & Cade Janssen
- Mackenzie & Dylan Watson
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Southern Illinois.
Visitation: Friends may call from 10-11am, Monday, October 26, 2009 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fairview Heights, IL.
Funeral: Memorial services will be held at 11:00am, Monday, October 26, 2009 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fairview Heights, IL with Father Raymond Schultz officiating.