Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Norbert D. Hesson (August 2, 2010)

Norbert Daine Hesson age 85 of Versailles, Ohio, passed away at 5:10 A.M. on Monday, August 2, 2010 at Wayne Hospital in Greenville. Norbert was born October 20, 1924 in Willowdell, Ohio, to the late Elra and Lucille (Littman) Hesson.

Norbert formerly worked at Standard Oil as a Distributor for the Lima Division for 27 years. Norbert also worked at G.M. in Dayton for 20 years until his retirement on April 1, 1988. Norbert served in the U.S. Army 75th Infantry Division during WWII. Norbert was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Versailles and the Versailles American Legion.

In addition to his parents, Norbert is also preceded in death by his wife, Ruth L. (Flatter) Hesson on December 13, 2009, whom he married on November 26, 1947; and a brother, Buddy Dean Hesson.

Norbert is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Ritchy and Donna Hesson of Versailles; daughter and son-in-law, Roxanna and Stephen Meyer of Houston; grandchildren, Michelle (Greg) Wagner, Amy Meyer, Douglas Meyer and Lori (Travis) Copeland; great grandchildren, Jeremiah Wagner, Madilyn Wagner and Connor Copeland; nephew, Brad and Crystal Hesson; and nieces, Linda and Michael Zerwick and Jana and Joseph Burnette.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 5, 2010 at 10:30 A.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Keith Falk officiating. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park in Covington. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. and Thursday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. at the funeral home. Military Graveside Services will be conducted by the Versailles Veterans Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church in Versailles.