Nelson E. Hess Sr.

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Nelson E. Hess, Sr.

NEWARK: Nelson E. Hess, Sr., age 75, of Newark, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at Autumn Healthcare of Newark.

Nelson was born August 20, 1938 in Newark, Ohio to the late Raymond G. and Helen (Kaiser) Hess. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and a graduate of The Ohio State University. Nelson was retired from the City of Oviedo, Florida where he was employed in maintenance. He enjoyed the outdoors, mushroom hunting and dancing, especially the Jitterbug.

He is survived by four children, Nelson "Ed" (Haesuk) Hess, Jr. of Madison, AL, Linda M. (Luther) Stockton of Midland, MI, Jimmy (Herlaine) Hess of Colorado Springs, CO and Keith (Dee) Hess of Frisco, NC; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Kenneth (Nancy) Hess of Hawaii; a sister-in-law, Norma Hess of England; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Hess; and a sister, Marjie Parr.

As was his request, Nelson's body was donated to The Ohio State University Department of Anatomy to help further the education of medical students. Inurnment will take place at a later date in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Criss-Schoedinger Funeral Home, 179 Granville Street, Newark.

Please visit to share a special memory about Nelson or to sign an online guest book.


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Criss Wagner Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service
179 Granville Street
Newark, OH 43055
(740) 345-9714
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Published in the Advocate on Jan. 1, 2014
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