Bob J. Hesser


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
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Mike Nink / Linda Olsen
Jun 07, 2019
What a generous kind man Bob was to everyone he met . He will be deeply missed by us and all those lives he touched living in Longboat Key, FL. Mike enjoyed the 20.00 rivalry to two shared betting between Cleveland and the White Sox . Bob sure had a knack for gambling as he so enjoyed taking Mike's 20.00 every year after year after year. LOL
May he rest in peace along with his wife Bertie,
Mike and Linda
Tonya Gaston
Jun 07, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss, i know I will miss him very much. He was a very special man.