Carolyn Hess

Obituary of Carolyn Joan Hess

Carolyn Joan Hess, age 90, passed away unexpectedly on May 13th, 2024. Joan, as she was called, was born on July 10, 1933 in Fairfield, Iowa. She graduated from Drake University and began a long career in teaching that included 26 years with kindergarteners. Joan is remembered as a devoted and happy teacher who made every child feel special. Her students adored storytime with Mrs. Hess. When not teaching, she was a constant presence at her own children’s activities throughout their years in Sidney, Iowa. Many of those Sidney friends were the recipients of her excellent baking. Joan also enjoyed embroidery, quilting, feeding the birds, reading a new book every few days, and completing the crossword puzzle in the daily paper. She was devoted to the Church and loved any volunteer opportunity or any chance to see her grandchildren. Joan spent the last few years of her life lovingly caring for her husband Gene. Her kindness and patience in our lives cannot be replaced. She smiled at everyone, accepted everyone, and never complained.

She is survived by her loving husband, Eugene Albert Hess. This August would have been their 60th Wedding Anniversary. She is also survived by her sister, Dolores (Johnson) Somsky. Left to cherish her memory are her four kids: Larry (Shabbir Shawkat), Teresa (Mike) Seifert, Doug, and David (Ann) and her four grandchildren: Joseph, Laura, Isaac and Ethan. Joan was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Caroline Johnson, and brother Harold Johnson.

A celebration of Joan’s life will take place at Lumen Christi Catholic Church in St. Paul, MN, on Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 10:00 (visitation one hour prior), followed by a luncheon in the church. All are welcome.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Carolyn Hess, please visit Tribute Store
Thursday
23
May

Visitation

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Thursday, May 23, 2024
Lumen Christi Catholic Community
2055 Bohland Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
651-698-5581
Thursday
23
May

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am
Thursday, May 23, 2024
Lumen Christi Catholic Community
2055 Bohland Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
651-698-5581

Burial

Resurrection Cemetery
2101 Lexington Ave S
Mendota Heights, Minnesota, United States
Share Your Memory of
Carolyn