John N. Hessling, 83, of Dickeyville, WI passed away on Monday, November 18, 2013 at Epione Pavilion in Cuba City, WI.
Services will be held at 11am on Fri. Nov 22ndat Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Dickeyville, WI; with Father Bernie Rott officiating. Burial with military honors will be accorded at the Holy Ghost church cemetery, Dickeyville, WI. Friends may call from 3pm-7pm on Thurs. Nov. 21st at the Haudenshield Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cuba City, WI; with a parish wake service at 2:45pm. Friends may also call on Fri. Nov. 22nd from 9:30 -10:15am at the funeral home.
John was born on February 17, 1930 to Clarence & Annie (Symons) Hessling in Benton, WI. He was a US Armyveteran that served as a Corporal during the Korean War from Oct 1951-July 1953. He married Anna Marie Martin on June 23, 1954 in Shullsburg, WI. He worked at the Dubuque Packing Company for 28yrs and retired in 1981. He also worked for the St. Dominique’s Villa in Dubuque and drove the nuns from the Villa to their appointments. He was a member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church, VFW POST 6453, Catholic Knights and a volunteer firefighter for the Dickeyville Fire Dept. for 46yrs.John enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards, dinning out and time spent with his family and friends.
He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. John is survived by his loving wife Anna Marie; 3 sons: Steve (Liz Gabel) Hessling of Bagley, WI, Alan (Connie) Hessling of Grapevine, TX & Roger Hessling of Dickeyville, WI; 2 daughters: Connie Hessling of Westminster, CO & Sheila (Bob) Chase of Pickens, SC; a brother, Ralph (Jeanette) Hessling of Hazel Green, WI; 11 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; step-grandchildren; along with nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 sisters, Patsy Shelton & Barbara Korte.
In lieu of flowers a John N. Hessling Memorial Fund has been established.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Epione Pavilion in Cuba City, WI for all of their wonderful care and compassion shown for John and his family.