Mary M. “Marge” Hess, age 91 of Marine, IL, died Thursday, January 07, 2016, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL.
She was born July 09, 1924, in Breese, IL, the daughter of Paul and Verena (nee Krebs) Fischer.
On Saturday, September 06, 1947, she married Vincent Paul Hess who passed away February 13, 2000.
She was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. She was also a member of St. Elizabeth Altar Society, Ladies Auxiliary to Am. Legion Becker-Reding Post #0702, Madison County Farm Bureau.
Mrs. Hess was born in Breese and grew up in both Breese and Carlyle. She attended Sacred Heart Academy School in Belleville, earning a degree in English. She taught for a year before she was married and they moved northeast of Marine, where she has lived ever since. She was happy to be a farmer’s wife, taking pride in raising over 500 chickens at one time. She was an avid reader and spent many hours helping her children and grandchildren with their education. She loved to grow flowers and talk politics and was a Cardinals Baseball fan.
Survivors include :
Son – Vincent P. (Carol Sue) Hess, Jr., Alhambra, IL
Son – Gerard W. “Jerry” (Marie) Hess, Marine, IL
Daughter – Mary E. (Stephen) Haarmann, Edwardsville, IL
Daughter – Catherine A. “Kay” (Mark) Wingate, Huntley, IL
Grandchild – Cory M. (Sheryl) Hess, Alhambra, IL
Grandchild – Eric C. (Carissa) Hess, Edwardsville, IL
Grandchild – Sasha M. (David) Keiser, Marine, IL
Grandchild – Jill K. (Jim) Klostermann, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Christopher J. Haarmann, Hamel, IL
Grandchild – Crystal M. (Keith) Bradley, Marine, IL
Grandchild – Lindsay A. (Rob) Eakin, Glen Carbon, IL
Step Grandchild – Kelli M. (Joe) Rizzo, Woodstock, IL
Step Grandchild – Andy S. Windgate, Hampshire, IL
Great Grandchild – Kyle M. Hess, Alhambra, IL
Great Grandchild – Paige E. Hess, Edwardsville, IL
Great Grandchild – Olivia M. Keiser, Marine, IL
Great Grandchild – Nathan I. Klostermann, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild – Justin P. Klostermann, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild – Hailey K. Klostermann, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild – Margaret Elizabeth “Maggie” Bradley, Marine, IL
Great Grandchild – Tyler V. Bradley, Marine, IL
Step Great Grandchild – Penelope Jewel Rizzo, Woodstock, IL
Step Great Grandchild – Lucas Alexander Rizzo, Woodstock, IL
She was preceded in death by :
Father – Paul Leo Fischer
Mother – Verena Mary Fischer, nee Krebs
Husband – Vincent Paul Hess, Sr. (Died 2/13/2000)
Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Marine, IL.
Visitation will be held from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM Sunday, January 10, 2016, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Marine, IL and from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM on Monday, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Marine, IL.
Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 AM on Monday, January 11, 2016, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Marine, IL., with Father James A. Flach officiating.
Interment will be at St. Elizabeth Catholic Cemetery in Marine, IL.
Memorial contributions may be made to Masses, St. Elizabeth Catholic Cemetery, Fr. McGivney Catholic High School.
Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home
1501 Ninth at Lemon Street
Highland, IL 62249