Service measured not by GOLD,
but by the GOLDEN RULE
WOOSTER - Bob Hesser, 91, of Wooster, passed away at the family home on June 5, 2019. At the time of his death, Bob was the oldest living Hesser man from a line of Hessers originating in Northeastern Oklahoma.
Bob was born on September 10, 1927 in Glencoe, Oklahoma to Helen Marie and Isaac (Ike) Hesser. Bob graduated from Stillwater High School in 1945 and attended Oklahoma State University, then known as Oklahoma A & M University, where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity.
Bob was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Bertie. Bob is survived by his children, Keith of Phoenix, AZ, Jana (Tim Davidson) of Palm Beach, FL, Kent of Houston, TX, Leanna (Jeff Cempre) of Worthington, OH, beloved friend, Mary Kay Rowekamp, and grandchildren Tyler and Casey Cempre and Christopher, Peter and Ali Davidson. Bob is also survived by his very close cousins, Patricia Ward, Jack Hesser and Charlie Friend.
Bob worked for the Sandy Supply Company from the time he arrived in Wooster in 1956 until 2006, completing 50 years of service with the company. After his retirement, Bob continued to be actively involved in the oil and gas industry.
Bob was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where he had served as a deacon.
Bob and Bertie enjoyed travel. They spent the winter months in Florida and took frequent trips to Las Vegas and New York City. Bob especially loved his trips to Oklahoma where he enjoyed family, friends and fishing.
Bob was a longtime member of the Wooster Elks Lodge. He enjoyed his Monday morning breakfast with friends, tennis, golf and gardening and took great pride in his flowers and tomato plants.
Bob was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend.
McIntire, Bradham and Sleek Funeral Home is assisting the family. A private family burial will be held at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 10, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 621 College Ave. in Wooster and will be officiated by the Reverends Charles Cureton and Jim Watt. The family will receive friends following the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio’s Hospice Lifecare, 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, OH 44691.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.
Ohio's Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691
Family will receive friends following memorial service
Monday, June 10, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 621 College Ave., Wooster