Jerome "Jerry" Hesse
|Posted 2024-01-31 by mhenderson
|Published by Today's News Herald on Jan. 31, 2024 -
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -
In loving memory of Jerome ("Jerry") Hesse, who passed away on Jan. 18,
2024, in his home, surrounded by family and close friends. Jerry was
born on Jan. 26, 1935, in Beach, North Dakota.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Helga and Herbert Hesse,
stepfather Martin Thoreson, and brothers Delton and Myron Hesse. Jerry
is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Erma Hesse, his brother
Vaughn, and his children, Carol Hesse, Michael Hesse, and Susan (Mike)
Weber. Also surviving are granddaughters Amanda, Brittney, and Hailey,
and great-grandchildren Emma, Allyvia, and Adrie.
Jerry proudly served his country in the Army from April 1957 through
April 1959. Jerry met Erma while she was attending nursing training in
Valley City, North Dakota. They settled with their family in Bozeman,
Montana in 1966, at which point Jerry began his career with Northwest
Airlines. He dedicated 28 years to working at Gallatin Field Airport, a
period of time and commitment that is remembered with gratitude and
camaraderie. Jerry spent his downtime cooking, camping, boating, playing
pool, exploring Montana, skiing, and spending cherished time with his
family and friends. Jerry was happiest when he was in the kitchen…
although not all his concoctions remained in the pan. The ceiling,
cupboards, and the front of his apron were not immune to his meal
preparation. His love was best expressed via providing his loved ones
with a home-cooked meal.
Jerry will be cremated and laid to rest at Southern Arizona Veterans'
The family expresses their gratitude for the exceptional care provided
by Hospice of Havasu. In honor of Jerry's memory, donations can be made
to Hospice of Havasu, in his name. Your support will contribute to the
compassionate care they provide for others in need.
Arrangements were placed in the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home and
Thoughts and condolences may be submitted to the family at www.lietz-
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