Donald "Don" HessMarch 27, 1940 ~ January 7, 2018 (age 77)
Donald “Don” R. Hess, age 77, of Evansville, IN, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018, at St. Vincent Hospital - Evansville.
Don was born on March 27, 1940, in Evansville, IN to the late Walter and Florence V. (Frick) Hess. He graduated from Bosse High School in 1958 and went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree and Masters Degree from University of Evansville. Don was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He was a teacher, coach, and athletic director at his former high school. Don retired EVSC from Bosse High School after 32 years. He worked at Ellis Park for 51 years during his summers. After retirement, he worked at Gus Doerner Sports, Evansville Otters, and Evansville Bluecats. Don played in several golf leagues, and was a St. Louis Cardinals fan and University of Evansville Aces fan. He was a member of the Sixth Man Club, member of the Hot Stove League, on the University of Evansville Presidents Club Board of Directors, on the Purple Aces Club Board of Directors, part of the Downtown Quarterback Club, and involved for decades with Evansville youth baseball. Don loved to travel with Marilynn, including Florida and the Western United States. He enjoyed his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Marilynn (Schmidt) Hess; daughters, Kendra Hess McLeod (Scott Berry) of Evansville, IN and Janna Malicoat (Dean) of Evansville, IN; sons, Gregory “Greg” Hess (Kristi) of Bloomington, IL and Michael “Mike” Hester (Kim) of Ft. Collins, CO; sister, Karen Ruffin (Jim) of Evansville, IN; grandchildren, Amber, Lacey, Natalie, Kylie, Blake, Lindi, Luke; and great-grandchildren, Amaiyah, Adleigh, and Ivy.
He is preceded in death by his parents and grandson, Sean Michael Malicoat.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel – A Family Tradition Funeral Home, 5330 Washington Avenue with Father Ted Tempel and Pastor Denny Stevenson officiating. Burial will be in Private.
Friends may visit from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 12, 2018 and from 9:00 a.m. until service time, Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Boone Funeral Home - East Chapel.
Memorial Contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society at P.O. Box 720295
Oklahoma City, OK 73172-0295 or University of Evansville Athletic Department at 1800 Lincoln Ave, Evansville, IN 47722.
Condolences may be made to the family online at boonefuneralhome.net