Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Clarence J. Hesse “Junior”
Service: October 25, 2014
Clarence J. Hesse “Junior”
Clarence J. Hesse “Junior”, 63, of Watertown, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at his home with his family by his side, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Clarence was born on May 4, 1951 in Watertown, son of Clarence J. and Violet (Rupnow) Hesse. He attended Watertown High School and proudly served his country in the United States Army.
He was united in marriage to Darlene Zimdars on August 4, 1973 at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc.
Clarence worked at Menasha Corporation for 25 years. He also worked as a roofer and at Mastermold of Johnson Creek. He was a member of the Watertown American Legion Post #189.
He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed woodworking and was known for his barn wood birdhouses on wagon wheels.
Clarence is survived by his wife, Darlene of Watertown; his son, Timothy (Sheri) of Watertown; daughters, Tammy (Richard) Bazan of Florissant, MO and Christina (Jonathan) Benson of Fort Atkinson; seven grandchildren, Morgan and Dylan Hesse, Rebecca and Ethan Bazan, Evelyn, Colton and Hunter Benson; his brothers, Tom and Dale (Chris) Hesse of Watertown; Wayne (Julie) of Sullivan; his sisters, Kathy Stoakes of Hartford; Diane (Tom) Dondlinger of Watertown and Karen (Dave) Olszak of Jefferson; a step brother, Dick (Cindy) Heiden; a step sister, Pat Roisum, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence J. Hesse Sr.; his mother, Violet Heiden; step father, John Heiden; his grandparents; a sister, Mary Sawvell; a niece, Susie Brunner and brothers-in-law, Mark Stoakes and Mike Roisum.
A Christian Funeral for Clarence will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25th at 1 p.m. at St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown, with the Rev. James Werner officiating.
Visitation for family and friends will be held at the church on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.
Burial, with Graveside Military Honors being conducted by the Watertown American Legion Post #189, will be at the Lutheran Cemetery in Watertown.
Memorials to the family would be appreciated.
Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
The family would like to thank Amy Wagner of Marquardt Hospice for her helpful and wonderful care.
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