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Hess, Marveleen Mary 1932-2020


Posted By: Ken Wright (email)
Date: 4/20/2021 at 15:04:22

Marveleen Mary Hess, 87, of Cedar Rapids, died Saturday, August 8, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospital after declining health. Private family service will be held at St. Patrick Catholic Church by Rev. Ivan Nienhaus. Burial: St. John Cemetery.
Marveleen is survived by her children, Randy (Vicki) Hess of Cedar Rapids, Russ (Jill) Hess of Port Orange, FL, and Cindy (Lew) Zearley of Cedar Rapids; grandchildren, Kim (Lance) Dixon, Kara (Rick) Davenport, Keitta (Brett) Compos, Carolyne Torres, Brandon (Chelsea) Hess, Jamie (Ryan) Jeans, Cody (Jason) Mulholland, Kelly (Nick) Dunbar, Lindsay (Isaac) Hess, Stacy (Tim) Brockett, Jessi (Ben) Kettler, Jenni Zearley, Roger (Diane) Zearley, and Jeff (Stacy) Zearley; 29 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; and her beloved cat, Nitro.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herbert; and daughter, Candi Hess.
Marveleen was born on December 8, 1932 in Cresco, the only child of Frank and Christina Shada Simon. She graduated from Wilson High School in 1950. On June 8, 1950, she married Herbert James Hess in Cedar Rapids. Herb and Marv owned and operated Track Inn, Fairfax from 1971-1977. She also worked for Square D Company for 33 years, retiring in 1989.
Marveleen was an accomplished seamstress who enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, reading and crossword puzzles. She will be remembered for her strength and sacrifice for her family. She worked tirelessly to provide for her family. She instilled caring compassion, unconditional love and strong work ethic in her loved ones. She always said, “I must have done something right in my life to be blessed with such an amazing and loving family.”
Special thanks to Ron and Doreen Robinson, Prairie Hills, St. Luke’s ICU and St. Luke’s Hospice for your loving care.


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