Michael Lynn Hess, 65, of Humboldt, went to his Heavenly Home on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Born August 2, 1955 to Elmer and Evelyn (Beal) Hess, Michael joined a loving family that would eventually include seven siblings.
Michael was a graduate of Humboldt High School and received a mechanic degree from North Central Kansas Technical College in Beloit, KS. In 1978, Michael married Barbara Weilert, and to them 3 talented and loved children were born.
Michael worked at J & W Case in Iola then went to work for Nu-Wa Industries for the next 35 years, he then went to work for the City of Humboldt at the Water Plant until his retirement. He was a member of Knights of Columbus and had a great commitment to his faith and the Church. Michael was known for his love of reading Louis L’Amour western books, and his beautiful wood working pieces that were given to his family or donated for fundraising projects at his church.
Michael leaves behind his wife Barbara
Melissa Green and husband Brandon of Nashville, TN
Mark Hess of Manhattan, KS
Gary Hess of Iloilo, Philippines
Bill Hess and wife Loretta
Jeanette Holstein and husband Don
Tim Hess and Janet Wood
Lorie Westhoff and husband Randy
Ronnie Hess and wife Lisa
Michael was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother Steve Hess.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 11:00 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Humboldt. Rosary will be recited at 10:30 prior to the service. Visitation will be held Monday from 5-7 pm at the funeral home in Chanute. Online condolences may be left at: www.countrysidefh.com. Memorials have been suggested to the Knights of Columbus Scholarship and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home. Services entrusted to: Countryside Funeral Home 101 N. Highland, Chanute, KS 66720