Ronald J. “Pappy” Hessenauer

Ronald J. “Pappy” Hessenauer, age 70, of Pierron, passed away Friday, May 29 at Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville. Funeral services for 70 year old Ronald J. “Pappy” Hessenauer will be Friday, June 5 at 11:00 a.m. at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Burial will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Friends may call Friday from 10:00 a.m. to service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Wounded Warriors or VFW Post 5694.

He was born August 11, 1944, in Highland, IL, the son of Richard John and Leveda Elaine (nee Miller) Hessenauer.

He was a member of Highland VFW Post 5694 (Past Commander and Life Member); American Legion Post #665 St. Jacob, IL; Legion Riders of Troy; Teamsters #525 in Alton; AARP; Vietnam Veterans of America (Life Member) Chapter 0269; Disabled American Veterans (Life Member) Jack Graiched #90 Chapter; Past District 12 VFW Commander.

Ronald was born at Highland, IL; grew up in Old Ripley, IL and attended Greenville High School. He served with the US Navy from 9/19/62-9/13/66 with duty on the USS Robinson. He received the National Defense Service Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal. After his discharge, he served over 20 years in the US Army Reserves. He worked for Rasler Plumbing in Greenville after his military services. He also had worked at Charles Todd in Highland for many years and retired from Civil Services at the Melvin Price Service Center in Granite City, IL. He had enjoyed bowling in several leagues when younger. As a woodworker, he had made furniture for his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed riding his Honda Golden Wing 30th Anniversary Trike cycle

Survivors include:
Son – Daniel P. (Special Friend Marta) Hessenauer, Saint Jacob, IL
Son – Ricky D. Hessenauer, Highland, IL
Son – Scotty R. (Dena Case) Hessenauer, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Ashley Kunz, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Todd Koethe, Troy, IL
Grandchild – Kenna Busch, Jerseyville, IL
Grandchild – David Hessenauer, Edwardsville, IL
Grandchild – Kevin Hessenauer, Edwardsville, IL
Grandchild – Autumn Hessenauer, Saint Jacob, IL
Grandchild – Kayla Hessenauer, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Joshua Case, Highland, IL
Brother – Robert (Mary) Hessenauer, Alhambra, IL
Brother – Rodney G. (Lori) Hessenauer (twin), Old Ripley, IL
Former Wife – Mary A. Hessenauer nee Hencke, Pocahontas, IL

He was preceded in death by:
Father – Richard John Hessenauer
Mother – Leveda Elaine Hessenauer nee Miller died 4/19/2014
Brother – Randal Dean Hessenauer died 06/08/2008 (twin)
Sister – Linda Sue Faith died 02/06/2015
Sister – Cheryl Hessenauer
Daughter In-law – Cheryl A. Hessenauer nee Johnson died 10/30/1994

Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home
1501 Ninth at Lemon Street
Highland, IL 62249
618-654-2133

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