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Larry J. Hesse

January 13, 1941 — March 25, 2024


Larry J. Hesse


Larry J. Hesse was born on January 13th, 1941 to John and Helen Hesse. He grew up with three brothers in Coolidge. He then went to Vo-Tech and graduated with a mechanics degree. Larry served 3 years in the US Army stationed in Germany. He met Ruby Kloeckner in Holly, CO and enjoyed 42 years of marriage.  Ruby and Larry lived in Coolidge, Lamar, Ainsworth and most recently Goodland, Kansas. Larry was a strong, stubborn, opinionated German with a long ancestral lineage going back many generations.  He had his own opinions about things he was not afraid of sharing with others and could stand his ground with anyone. Larry knew many things about most things and very self-sufficient. Most of this was self-taught. There wasn’t anything that he couldn’t repair on his own. Larry had many lifelong friends and was still in touch with friends he met while in the army. He moved many people and will be greatly missed.

He is preceded in death by Ruby who passed December 31, 2023. 

Inurnment will be in Coolidge, Kansas where they will be placed next to Ruby’s children, Kent and Karla.


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