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Theodore "Ted" Hessler


1927 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Theodore "Ted" Hessler Obituary
Theodore "Ted" Hessler of Homosassa, FL and formerly from Hamburg, NJ died on August 20, 2015 at the age of 88 in his home. Born in New York City on February 27, 1927 to Theodore Oswald Hessler and Helen (Overton) Hessler, the family eventually settled in Libertyville where he grew up and attended Sussex schools. Ted married Beatrice M. "Toot" Stephens and settled in Hamburg, where they raised their family and lived for many years. Ted served honorably in the U.S. Army in Italy during WWII. Upon his discharge he worked several places, including the zinc mines in Franklin. When the mines closed, he started and operated several businesses, including excavating, paving, water well drilling, garbage collection, septic systems, lawn care, ready-mix concrete and a sand and gravel business. Ted and Beatrice both retired in 1985 and moved to Florida.
During his life he made many friends and business associates and was known to have great wit and wisdom to share with everyone.
Mr. Hessler was predeceased by his wife of 60 years Beatrice, his sisters, Meta Blanchard and Rosetta Lee, his brothers, Theodore A. Hessler and Paul J. Hessler and his granddaughter, Shelley Sonderman. Surviving are his sister, Margaret DeLand of Thornton, CO, his daughters, Marlene Hessler of Manchester, NJ and Bonnie Yunkunis of Hamburg, NJ and his sons, Ted and wife, Anne of Hardyston, NJ and Paul and wife, Debbie of Marlton, NJ. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and his best friend Nancy Staples of Homosassa.
Friends may call on Monday, August 24, 2015 from 7-9 PM at The F. John Ramsey Funeral Home on Main St., Franklin, NJ. A graveside funeral service and interment will be held Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 10 a.m. at the North Hardyston Cemetery, NJ. Memorial contributions may be made in Theodore's memory to: Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.HooperFuneralHome.com. Arrangements by the Homosassa Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Aug. 22, 2015
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