Robert Joseph Hess, 91
Winter Haven- Robert Joseph Hess, age 91, of Winter Haven, FL passed away Sunday, December 22, 2013. He was born March 10, 1922 in Williams Bay, WI the son of Thomas Hess and Rose Koutnik Hess. He was a sergeant with the US Marine Corps serving during WWII. He served in the Asiatic Pacific Theater from October 30, 1943 till November 21, 1945. He participated in action against the enemy at Consolidation of Northern Solomons from December 16, 1943 till December 25,1943; at Bougainville from November 28, 1943 till December 15,1943; at Guam from July 21, 1944 till 15 August 1944; and at Iwo Jima from February 27,1945 till 5 March 1945. He was honorably discharged from active duty on December 8, 1945.
Robert worked as a supervisor in the corregated container industry and was an indipendant business man.
In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his wife: June L Hess in February of this year. He is survived by his son: Thomas Hess of lakeville, IL, daughters: Susan Burghart of Montclair, VA and Sally Pawlak of Naperville, IL and 6 grandchildren.
Memorial Services to be announced at a later date. Inurnment to follow in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL