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Obituary: Richard William Hesse

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1919 ~ 2003

Richard William Hesse passed away peacefully in his home September 13, 2003.

Born September 28, 1919 in Salt Lake City, he was the eldest son of Ralph William Hesse and Ruth Marie Christianson. On June 2, 1939 he was married to Norma Lydia Hovik in the Salt Lake City Temple by David O. McKay. He served his country from 1944 to 1946, entering into Tokyo Bay on one of the ships escorting the USS Missouri. He worked for 30 years as a sales manager with the AC-Delco division of General Motors. He retired in 1980.

Richard Hesse was preceded in death by his parents, and by his son Kent Bernt. He is survived by his wife Norma, son Richard (Nicola), daughters Karen (Donald) and Bonnie Jean (William), son Bradford (Nicola), daughters Karen (Donald) and Bonnie Jean (William), sons Bradford (Nicola) and David (Annette), sisters Ruth May Christiansen and Marie Hold, nine grandchildren, and five great- grandchildren.

A viewing will be conducted from 10:00-11:45 a.m. with services to follow at 12:00 noon on Thursday, September 18 at Butler 12th Ward, 2695 E. 7000 South.