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Owen William Hess

Owen William Hess was born on July 19, 1919, in Marshall, to William Charles and Mabel (Owens) Hess. He grew up in Marshall and graduated from Marshall High School. Owen enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served during World War II. After his honorable discharge, he returned to Marshall. On May 3, 1950, he was united in marriage to Avon Rogge at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Owen was a skilled brick layer. As part of his family business, Hess Partnership, he helped build many local buildings, homes and barns. He enjoyed playing cards and ice fishing. He and Avon also enjoyed dancing on roller skates. Owen fabricated a large stainless steel cooker and enjoyed cooking steak, fish and other meals at gatherings for friends and family in their back yard. He also enjoyed playing rolle bolle, especially in his home-made back yard court. Owen died on Monday, December 24, 2018, at the Avera Morningside Heights Care Center in Marshall. What a great way to spend Christmas - with Christ! He is survived by his wife, Avon, of Marshall, children Doug (and Sandy,) John (and Liz,) Randy, Kathy (and Tim) Marlow, Wayne (and Chris,) Paul (and Lisa,) 15 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings.

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I am so sorry for your loss. I am hoping you are being comforted by the support of many friends and family. Something that soothes my heart are the beautiful promises in the Bible at Jeremiah 29:11,12. These verses tell us that God's thoughts toward us are of peace and hope. Part of the hope is the wonderful promise that we will see our loved ones again. Jesus showed us what a happy time this will be when he resurrected people in Bible times. I hope these thoughts can soothe your hearts as well. Sincerely, Robi

Robin Holler Jan 4 2019 9:23 AM

Our sympathy to you Avon, and your family, in the loss of Owen. It is difficult to lose those special people, even though we know they are in a better place. Treasure all of those precious and enjoyable memories. May God comfort you throughout your grief journey.

Shirl & Roger Przybys Dec 31 2018 3:58 AM

Dear Avon and family, I wish we could be there for the funeral of my last Uncle. I can still recognize that it is Owen. I called Tom Hess to see if I could ride to Marshall with them but did not here back. The more I thought about it I can't sit that long and would not be able to leave Chuck alone at home. His health is not the greatest as his prostrate cancer has metastasized. He has about 2 hours before he is too tired to do anything. I would love to see all the Hess clan again maybe in the future. Avon please have Rehkamp send the order of service and his obit. Our deepest sympathy for all of your family and you. Love, Nola & Chuck Quigley

Nola Hess Quigley Dec 29 2018 1:25 PM

No matter how long our loved ones are with us, death always brings pain and sorrow. The reason for this pain, as stated in the Bible, is that death is an enemy. Almighty God Jehovah will soon eliminate this enemy, 1 Corinthians 15:26; then the promise at Revelation 21:4 death will be no more will be fulfilled. Until then, draw strength from one another, hold your memories close and lean on God for everlasting comfort and good hope to cope in the days ahead, 2 Thessalonians 2:16, 17 and John 5:21. My deepest sympathy.

R Bailey Dec 27 2018 11:40 AM

My condolences to the family. Sending hugs and love.

Denise Clairmont Baumgartner Dec 27 2018 9:34 AM

Avon & Family - I have so many wonderful memories of the four of us when we were young, newly married couples raising our children together. It was wonderful to see Skinner this summer and have a chance to see his captivating smile once again. You are in my thought and prayers, and I'm sure Skinner and Bob are fishing together right now.

Mary Anne Stanke Dec 27 2018 9:34 AM

Avon & family My thoughts and love are with each and everyone of you. Skinner was a soft spoken but loving man. So hard to let go of husband, dad and grandpa. May you find the peace to know he is with his savior. God bless his memory!!

Rose Hale Dec 25 2018 7:54 PM