Wilford Hess Jr.

Wilford J. Hess Jr., 66, of Shelley, passed away Monday, May 13, 2013, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 16, 1946, in American Falls, Idaho, to Wilford J. Sr. and Voris Lois Chandler Hess. He attended schools and graduated from Shelley High School.

Wilford joined the United States Army and served overseas in Bandberg, Germany, during the Korean War.

He drove potato truck for several years and worked at GPOD in Shelley for many years before retiring. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and hunting.

Wilford is survived by a son, Patrick (Nichole) Hess; and two grandsons, Aiden and Taylor Hess of Idaho Falls; his mother, Voris Hess of Shelley; a brother, Harold (Lou) Hess of Beaverton, Ore.; and nephew, Dale Sirratt of Idaho Falls.

He was preceded in death by a son, Wayne Hess; his dad, Wilford Hess Sr.; and sister, Darleen Hess.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 16, at Shelley Hillcrest Cemetery with military rites by the David B. Bleak Post 93 of Shelley assisted by the Idaho Honor Guard.

Condolences can be sent to the family at www.nalderfuneralhome.com.

Published in Post Register on May 15, 2013