John J. Hess, Jr.

HESS-John J., Jr. “Jack”, passed away in Omaha on July 12, 2007 at the age of 89. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mary; parents, John and Rose, and sister and brother-in-law Lorraine and Richard Bates. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Kathleen Hess (Omaha) and Gary and Marcia Hess (Omaha); four grandchildren, Matthew (Tempe, AZ), Danielle (Iowa City, IA), Monica (Salt Lake City, UT), and Mary (Austin, TX); brother-in-law, Richard Sheehan and sister-in-law Karen Cunningham; cousins, nieces and nephews. Major, WWII; U.S. Army 8th Air Corps, 487th Bombardment Group. Retired Asst. Vice President (Rehabilitation) after decades of service at Mutual of Omaha. Jack served on or chaired local, mayoral, state, and Presidential Commissions on the Rehabilitation/ Employment of the Handicapped. He was a member of the American Legion Post #1, Kiwanis, Omaha Concord Club, and First Friday Club. Jack was a past board member of Nebraska Goodwill Industries, Meyer Children’s Institute, and the Nebraska Society for the Prevention of Blindness. Vigil Service, Sunday 7:00 pm, West Center Chapel. Funeral Service, Monday 9:30 am West Center Chapel to St. Leo the Great Catholic Church at 10:00 am. Interment, Calvary Cemetery. Visitation Sunday from 1:00 pm with family receiving friends from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to St. Leo/St. Pius X Educational Fund or to the Nebraska Humane Society.


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