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. HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN
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Published by Omaha World-Herald from Jul. 12 to Jul. 16, 2007.
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I was so sorry to hear about Jack's death. My dad, Bill Hess, and Jack were friends and worked together at Mutual of Omaha. I just found out and wish I could have taken my dad to the funeral. I will always remember how Jack loved my dad's dog and my dog! Know that the family will be in my prayers.
Sr. Linda Hess
July 19, 2007
I'm so sorry about Jack. My sister Betty was friends of Mary and Jack's. They sent Christmas cards to each other until Betty passed away. My prayers are with all of you.
Joan Rosschaert Moran
July 16, 2007
To Jack's Family, my deepest sympathy. Your father and I had many conversations at Mutual that encouraged and supported me as a disabled employee. As a Rehabilitation executive, he focused on making buildings accessible to all. I'll always remember his kindness and intelligence. It has been decades since I had seen and talked with Jack, but he is an important memory of my working years. God bless him and all of you.
Sue Costanzo
July 16, 2007
Dear Gary sorry for your loss and GOD BLESS you in your time or need and always know that GOD has a plan. Kosiba family
Jeff Kosiba
July 15, 2007
Thanks for your Military Service.
Past Commander V.F.W.
Bill Fead
July 14, 2007
Thanks for your Military Service.
Past Commander V.F.W.
Please Contact me I have a question on the 8th Airfoce.
Bill Fead
July 13, 2007