Bernard C. H. Hessig, 82, passed away May 19, 2019 at his residence near St. Croix, Indiana.
Born February 26, 1937 in Evanston, Indiana, he was the son of Herman P. and Marie (Ficker) Hessig. He married Carolyn “Sue” (Flamion) Hessig on August 20, 1966. Bernard was a 1955 graduate of Troy High School, served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Presidential Honor Guard. He operated a mold sander for 45 years at William Tell Woodcrafters and Swiss Ply Wood. He also took care of the greens maintenance at Holy Cross Church for 25 years. Bernard enjoyed raising his cattle, woodworking, gardening, puzzles, and he loved his dog.
Survivors include his wife, Sue; children, Steven Hessig of St. Croix and Donna (Scott) Whitcomb of Memphis, TN; 2 grandchildren, Sarah and Daniel Whitcomb; siblings, Rose Mullis of Fulda, Hilary Hessig of Dale, and Hilbert (Evelyn) Hessig of St. Meinrad; sisters-in-law, Jean (Charlie) Etienne of Tell City, Evelyn Harpenau of Branchville, and Neal Harpenau of Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death are his parents; his siblings, Theresa McEllhiney and Art Hessig; and brother-in-law, Othmar Mullis.
A Catholic Mass and Burial will be held at 11 am Wednesday, May 22 at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Fr. Brian Esarey officiating. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 – 7 pm Tuesday, May 21 and from 9 – 10 am Wednesday at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home. A prayer service will be at 7 pm Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Cross Catholic Church.
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