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May 11, 1928 – Thursday, July 19, 2012

Service Information
St. Mary’s Catholic Church-Waverly
Saturday, July 28, 2012
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Saturday, July 28, 2012
9:30 till time of Mass

James A. Hessel Sr., age 84, of Waverly passed away Thursday morning, July 19, 2012.

He was born on May 11, 1928 in Waverly the son of Joseph & Mary Gebhardt Hessel.

Jim graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic School in Waverly in 1946.

On September 25, 1954, James A. Hessel & Donna Mae Berg were joined in holy marriage at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly.

Jim was formerly employed as a machinist and carpenter until his retirement in 1990. He also had formerly worked for Bob’s Energy Saving Service in Waverly.

Preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter Joan, an infant son John, a sister Patricia and by a brother Irv.

Survived by his loving wife of fifty seven years: Donna; children: James Hessel Jr. of Waverly and Julie (David) Scott of Norwood; granddog: Chip; sister in law: Roseann Hessel of Rockford; nieces and nephews.

Jim and Donna helped their daughter Julie and husband David build their house. They also enjoyed going antiquing and traveling together.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly and belonged to The 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Council # 1556. Jim was also a charter member of The Waverly Gun Club.

A Mass of Christian Burial for James Hessel Sr. will be held on Saturday, July 28th, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly. Inurnment St. Mary’s Cemetery Waverly.

A time of gathering will be held on Saturday morning, July 28th from 9:30 A.M. until time of Mass at the church.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family.

1 Guestbook Entry

  1. Bill Hunter

    Donna and family; what a shock to hear about Jim. Jim was always a family friend and also one of our best employees. He loved to travel and could always meet people with an open heart. He will truly be missed.


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