Edward Allen Hess, Jr.
Edward Allen Hess, Jr. passed away on Wednesday June 16th, 2021 in Middleton, Idaho of Heart failure, he was 53.
Ed was born on October 30th, 1967 in Aurora, Illinois. He graduated from Oswego Community High School in 1986. He was captain of the football team and was on the wrestling team throughout high school. He attended Northern Illinois University, and Phoenix University graduating with a BA degree.
His interests were Football, football, and football. He was an avid and loyal fan of the Chicago Bears.
He dreamed of someday meeting Mike Ditka, as he respected his coaching, playing abilities & skills. He also loved the Chicago Cubs (the White Sox did not exist to him). Wrigley Field was the only place to really watch a baseball game and the place to enjoy delicious Chicago hotdogs (ketchup banned, of course).
He also loved Ford trucks and had owned several, his most recent a 2017 F250 Diesel. His wife used to tease him that if the pickup or she were drowning, he would choose the pickup (of course that wasn’t true, but it always made him laugh) Chevrolet, GM & Dodge were not REAL trucks, only Ford.
Ed was a loving and loyal husband, friend & family man. He was fiercely protective of all his loved ones, no one ever dared mess with anyone he loved. He made friends wherever he went and if you were lucky enough to be his friend, you were a friend for life. If he didn’t like you, it wasn’t a surprise and you knew it.
He enjoyed traveling and in his twenties, drove around the country several times. He could get cabin fever easily so driving was a favorite hobby. His favorite spots were Yellowstone Park, Glacier National Park & Hawaii.
Ed will be sorely missed, his smile, laughter, sense of humor, love of life. He made every day brighter and full of joy. I cannot wait to be reunited with him in heaven. I loved him so very much.
He is survived by his wife Connie J. Hess, sons; Edward “Eddie” (Cassandra) A. Hess III of Paducah, Kentucky, Raymond D. Hess (Vickie) of Bloomington, Illinois, sister Amy (Terry) VanCura of Yorkville, Illinois, brother Mike (Christina) Hess of Carpentersville, Illinois, Granddaughter Evelyn, nephews Ben, Bradley, Joseph, niece Hannah and aunt Pat Larson of Georgetown, Texas.
He is also survived by his Mother In Law & her husband, Doris & Weldon Powell of Coeur d/Alene, Idaho
And Connie’s children: April J. Wolstencroft (Dan Gerbus), Michelle J. Coplin (grandchildren Brendan & Ashley, step granddaughter Gillian), Malachi J. Orr (wife Laura) and granddaughter Elisha
Ed was preceded in death by his Father Edward Allen Hess Sr, Mother Judith Yarmolek & Stepfather Aleck Yarmolek.
A funeral service will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, June 26, 2021, at Foothills Christian Church, 9655 W. State St. in Garden City.
To watch Ed’s memorial video tribute, please visit: https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/S9FCG5J95T295Q4G
Arrangements are under the direction of Bowman Funeral Parlor of Garden City.
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Jarrod Etheridge saysJune 18, 2021 at 2:26 pm
You were always a great friend, wrestling team mate, and man!!! My heart is broken!!!
Jasmina, Vancouver’s FaR team saysJune 18, 2021 at 2:51 pm
Your cheerfulness, optimism and knowledge will be greatly missed.
Sincere condolences for Ed’s family at your great loss.
Hoping that everlasting memories of his great heart will bring solace in this difficult time.
David Endacott saysJune 18, 2021 at 6:23 pm
For Connie and Ed’s family I pass on my great sorrow and prayers for all of you in this time.
Ed was a great teammate and friend. I was overjoyed when he took the opportunity to come to Boise and work with Wendy and I on our shared dreams in Albertsons. A great guy and I cherished the opportunities to talk with him when I just needed to hear the common-sense answer. Such a smart guy and few walked away from him without the opportunity to learn a few things. Yet in his heart a person who genuinely cared and would always be there for you when needed.
I miss him and there is a hole in our Albertsons team that cannot be filled.
Please take care all who were fortunate enough to have known Ed and feel that loss.
Corrie Bergstrom saysJune 18, 2021 at 7:56 pm
My deepest sympathies, Ed was always wonderful and will always be in my heart!!
Tim Gerken saysJune 20, 2021 at 6:59 am
My prayers and condolences to Ed’s family in this sorrowful time. Ed was such a great friend and always ready to help with words or hands. After a long gap we had a chance to catch up a few years back and it was like we never missed a beat. That was always Ed…
Scott Proch saysJune 20, 2021 at 7:48 pm
I would like to send my personal prayers for Ed’s family. Ed has been a part of several projects with me over many years and I always knew he would be helpful to whatever the ‘cause’ of the day was. I miss him very much.
Aerica Ostrov saysJune 20, 2021 at 10:35 pm
My condolences for Ed’s family and friends, and all who had the good fortune to work with him. Behind the humor was a sweet and kind man, who made all feel welcome. Thank you, Ed. You are already missed.
Dan Williams saysJune 21, 2021 at 8:12 am
I had the pleasure to get to know Ed over the last couple of years working on a project together. His knowledge for the business was vast and his compassion and service for others was the same. Our company benefited greatly from Ed and he will be missed. Another thing I loved about Ed was his humor. He was hilarious! I would always set him for a joke becasue I knew it would make us both laugh. Prayers to Connie, family, and friends. We were all blessed to have known Ed.
Jesus Padilla Jr saysJune 21, 2021 at 1:15 pm
My condolences and prayers go out to Connie’s and Ed’s families during this very difficult time. When I received the news, my heart stopped because I had lost not only a great friend but a brother as well, Ed was one of a kind; to many people, they would think he was too fierce to approach. But, once you became a friend, it was for a lifetime. He loved his wife, family and friends fiercely and would do anything for those he loved. At work, you could always depend on Ed to have an answer because he had so much knowledge of all our systems and if anyone needed help, he would graciously step in— even when he didn’t have any spare time. It was not uncommon for Ed and I to speak to each other via phone or instant messaging every day and now— I keep waiting for that famous ping when Ed would make a comment that would just make me laugh out loud! It became a game to see who would laugh first as we started our morning ritual and now, it is over. I have been so blessed to have known Ed and will miss him terribly. May
God’s love and comfort enfold both families during this very difficult time.
Roy Martin saysJune 21, 2021 at 5:38 pm
My thoughts and prayers to Ed’s family. I’ve worked with him for several years and he was always great to work with and straight forward with us. He is missed.
Celestina Anderson saysJune 23, 2021 at 3:34 pm
My deepest sympathies go out to Connie, and Ed’s sons, and all of Ed’s teammates during this time of immeasurable grief and loss! Ed was truly one-of-a-kind, and was always a huge asset on any team. Not only because of his extensive knowledge, intelligence, and dependability, but also because of his humor and his huge heart that showed through in everything he did. He is very much missed, but he will never be forgotten. Ed his family will continue to be in my prayers. May you take comfort in knowing he is in God’s memory as a good man!
Juliet Portillo saysJune 23, 2021 at 8:07 pm
I had the honor of knowing Ed for about 8 months, and in that time I felt like I found a true friend and a great coworker. Ed had a way of making me feel a part of the work team I had joined and it was amazing to work with him. I send all my thoughts and heartfelt prayers to Ed’s family and friends during this difficult time. I will never forget the time I was lucky enough to know him, humor and work, it was all good.
Todd Price saysJune 24, 2021 at 8:43 am
My thoughts and prayers go out to Connie and Ed’s family. May you be blessed with comfort and peace. We had some good times working together in Texas and I enjoyed visiting with him occasionally after we both ended up moving to Boise. He will be missed.
Ed Yee saysJune 24, 2021 at 2:03 pm
My deepest condolences to the family. I will personally miss Ed. We would have fun during meetings since we have the similar first name. He was a good person to chat and work with.
Edmund (Ed) Yee.
Saikat Mazumdar saysJune 25, 2021 at 6:59 pm
My deepest condolences to Ed’s family for their loss.
It was a pleasure knowing Ed. He was such a nice and sincere human being who was always full of life. I’m still remembering the banter and jokes that we used to have in various conversations. Ed made an everlasting impact on all of us and will be sorely missed.
May God’s love give warmth and comfort to his family at these difficult times and may his soul rest in peace.
– Saikat Mazumdar
Arup Ghosh saysJune 25, 2021 at 7:03 pm
Sincere condolences and heartfelt prayers to Ed’s family and friends.
I was lucky enough to work with Ed and to know him as a person. We used to discuss a lot about day to day work/out of work topics and always felt that comfort he used to provide with his guidance and humor.
Ed you will be missed.
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