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Gerald W. Hesse July 31, 1942 - April 29, 2022

Gerald W. Hesse

Gerald William Hesse, 79, of Cincinnati, passed away Friday, April 29th, 2022 at home in Louisville Ky.

He was born on July 31st, 1942, Cincinnati, Ohio the son of William Frederick Hesse and Nora Elisabeth (Benning) Hesse. Gerald was baptized in the name of the Triune God at Grace Lutheran church shortly after birth at home on North Bend Road in Cheviot. His elementary schooling was at Grace Lutheran School in Westwood. He had the rare opportunity to go through two Confirmation classes one at Grace Lutheran and the other at Christ Lutheran on Compton Rd.  He graduated in 1961 from Western Hills High School. He attended the University of Cincinnati and graduated with a degree in business and marketing in 1965. On February 2, 1963 he married Sue Ann (Hasemeier) Hesse. Gerald began employment in the family plumbing business where he remained for several years before going out on his own and he eventually went into business with his son, Mark. Gerald was involved with many aspects of the church congregations where he served as school board chairman, elder and other various duties. Gerald loved Bible study after retirement from the plumbing business and never missed one if he could help it.  He had a passion for helping others.

Gerald had three children Mark William born in 1966, Elizabeth Ann in 1968, and Matthew Edward in 1974. He also helped raise one of his sister Ruth’s children, Linda (Miller) Pandolph for several years.

More recently, Gerald lived with Matthew, relatively full-time, and during the summers visited up north at Mark’s home.

Gerald is survived by; son, (Rev.) Mark (Merlene); grandson, Mitchell, and granddaughter Michaela (Ryan) Johnson.

Daughter Elizabeth (Jamal) David; granddaughter Monica (Shepard); great grandchildren Kaiden, and McKenzie; granddaughter Amber (Limle); great grandchildren Addelyn and Jimmy. Grandson Matthew and (Rebekah) Grundy; great-grandchildren, Scarlett, Stephanie, and Matthew Robert Jr.

Son Matthew (Bonita); Grandchildren Liam, Samantha, and Mia.

Niece Linda Pandolph and daughter Jayme and (James). Grand-nephew and niece Avery and Charleigh. Shannon and grand-niece Lydia.

He was preceded in death by his wife Sue Ann, his parents Bill and Nora, and his sisters Ruth, Willa Lee, and his brother Paul.  Great grandchildren Sapphire Grundy and Mason Shepard.

Funeral service for Gerald is to be held on Friday, May 6, 2022 at Our Savior Lutheran Church (8305 Nottingham Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40222) at 11:30 AM with visitation at 10:00 AM prior to service.  Gerald will be inurned on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at Arlington Memorial Gardens (2145 Compton Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45231) at 11:30 AM.

Memorials in Gerald’s honor may be directed to Our Savior Lutheran Church Louisville Kentucky.

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Funeral service for Gerald is to be held on Friday, May 6, 2022 at Our Savior Lutheran Church (8305 Nottingham Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40222) at 11:30 AM with visitation at 10:00 AM prior to service.  Gerald will be inurned on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at Arlington Memorial Gardens (2145 Compton Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45231) at 11:30 AM.

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