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Charles Hess

November 29, 1927 — December 13, 2017

Charles R. Hess, 90, of Colona, passed away Dec. 13, 2017, at his home.

Per his wishes, funeral services will be private and burial will be at Moline Memorial Park Cemetery. Schroder Mortuary in Silvis is assisting with arrangements.

Charles was born Nov. 29, 1927, in Moline, the son of Harold and Velma Hess. He married Teresa "Molly" Hess in 1949. She passed away in 1970. He later married Ann Hess in 1974. She passed away in 2014.

Charles was a union steward at John Deere Planter and also worked at McLaughlin Body Company. He also worked in excavating and septic tank service or 18 years. He loved antiques and was the co-owner of TP Trading Post in Carbon Cliff from 1983 until 2006. Charles also enjoyed horses winning over 200 trophies in rodeo action events. He was the founder and chairman of board of directors of the Rock River Rangers and was a member of four different saddle clubs. He also enjoyed fishing and auction hunting.

Survivors include his granddaughter, Trish (Doug) Sodeman; great-grandchildren, Corey Sodeman, Breatny Sodeman, Ryan Sodeman and Devin Miller; great-grandchildren, Isaih Sodeman, Avery Brasmer, Arianna Brasmer, Jordan Sodeman and Matias Sodeman; brother, Ed Hess and several nieces and nephews.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Molly; wife, Ann; daughter, Carol J. Carlson; brother, Don Hess; and a sister, Dolores Blodgett.
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