Paul Hess, 101, entered God’s presence on April 3, 2019.
He was born in Wauseon, the son of Philipp and Elizabeth Hess.
Paul was a veteran of WWII, serving in the Air Force as a gunnery instructor. For over 30 years, he owned and operated Hess Shoe Store in Archbold.
Paul’s wife of 64 years, Phyllis Hess, preceded him in death.
He is survived by daughter Christine Hess of Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia, son David Hess of Greenville S.C., and 14 nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by sisters Elizabeth Ries and Lucille Roth, and brothers Jacob and Harmon Hess.
He was a wonderful father and husband, and was involved in many church-related activities including teaching Sunday School, migrant ministry and serving on deacon boards. In addition, for 26 years he presented weekly inspirational gospel messages at area fire stations.
Officiated by Pastor Drew Conley, a burial with military honors and memorial service were held April 8, 2019, in Greenville S.C.
Memorials may be made in Paul’s honor to Hope In Crisis, 8140 Union Chapel Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46240.