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Allen Edward Hess

Allen Edward Hess

Allen Edward Hess, formerly of Bemidji, and Guthrie, MN, died on December 21, 2012, in Conway, SC, where he had lived for the past two years with his son Ron.

Private family services will be held at a later date, with burial in the Guthrie Cemetery.

He was born on February 25, 1925, in Guthrie, MN, the son of Edward and Emma (Jensen) Hess. He attended grade school in Guthrie, and graduated from Bemidji High School in 1944. He served 2 years in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946, spending time in Japan and the Phillipines.

He married Leona Hunter in 1956. Together they raised six children on the farm in Guthrie, moving to Bemidji in 1968. He worked for Bemidji State University security for 23 three years, retiring in 1987.

He loved going to auction sales, his farm in Guthrie and gardening, and spending time with family.

He is survived by daughters Anita (Randy) Petron of Swanville, MN, and Carol Hess of Bemidji; sons Kenneth (Bonnie) Hunter of Huntland, TN, Daniel Hess, Williston, ND, Duwayne Hess, Guthrie, MN, and Ronald Hess, of Conway, SC; a sister, Arlene Hess of Minneapolis, MN; 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.