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Mass for James Hess, age 79, of Muenster, is set for 10:00 a.m., April 17, 2017, at Sacred Heart Church with Father Ken Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Rosary and Vigil will be held at 7:00 p.m., April 16, 2017, at Scott Funeral Home in Muenster. James passed away April 11, 2017, in Denton.
James was born on May 12, 1937, to Gary and Caroline Knabe Hess. He married Birthe Nielson on January 25, 1959, in Denmark. He spent many years working in the oil industry, including 18 years in Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia. In 1981, he retired and became a Rancher. After Birthe's death, he married Carol Ann Stevens Henley, on December 21, 1996. They enjoyed some travel and making his farm a beautiful place which was admired by many. In December, they celebrated 20 years of marriage.
James is survived by his wife, his children, James G. Hess, Una and Gerald Johnson and Gina and Dave Tanner. Stepchildren, Rob and Gina Henley, Jon and Helene Henley and Gary and Kathleen Henley Muller. Grandchildren, Kate and Lauren Henley, Garrett, Trenton and Kenley Muller, Ava and Jon Henley, Erik Tanner and Ashley Johnson.
James was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Quinton, Dwayne and Dale Hess.
Published on April 14, 2017
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