Homer E. Hess

January 18, 1926 - October 04, 2017

Homer E. Hess

Homer E. Hess, 91 of Quincy, formerly of Pana, passed away Wednesday, October 04, 2017 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.

Homer was born January 18, 1926 in Herrick, IL son of Fred and Katie (Harmon) Hess, Sr.   

Homer proudly served his Country in the United States Navy during World War II.  Upon returning home from the war, he married Marjorie Walters, who precedes him in death along with their son Reverend Michael Hess.  He is also preceded in death by his parents, sister Mildred and brothers Fred “Junior” Hess and Robert P. Hess.

Homer later married, Minnie Murphy Holman.  Homer is survived by his wife, Minnie Hess, daughter Sue (Sam) Force and their sons Eric (Jill) Force and Blake (Lindsey) Force, daughter-in-law Debbie Hess Marshall, foster son Terry Aldrich, step-daughters Sandy (John) Paulek and their sons Tim (JoAnn) Paulek and Eric (Kimberly) Paulek; Janice (Gene) Szperra and their daughter Kyle (Bill) Looby and their son Scott Szperra; Marcena (Matthew) Urish; Melinda (Greg) Martin and their daughter Stephanie (Carson) Keally and son John (Chelsea) Martin; step-son Richard Holman (John Murray).  He was “Pappy”, Papaw” and “Grandpa” to 21 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Annetta Hess Campbell, along with many nieces and nephews.

Homer was an avid fisherman and hunter.  He loved to mushroom hunt, play golf, bowl and was a pitcher on the church softball team in his younger days.  He also enjoyed coaching many Khoury League and Little League Teams.  He was always active in his church, serving in many capacities; Treasurer, Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, Vacation Bible School worker and he also sang in the choir.  He was a graduate of Brown’s Business College.

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at McCracken-Dean Funeral Home with Pastor John Largent officiating.  Burial will follow at 2:00 PM at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Champaign will full military honors.  Visitation will be held Saturday from 9:00 AM until the time of services at the funeral home.

Donations Information

Memorials in his honor are suggested and may be made to the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, IL or the Hopewell Baptist Church in Pana.


Visitation:  McCracken-Dean Funeral Home

Service:  McCracken-Dean Funeral Home

Homer E. Hess


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