Journal Express, Knoxville, IA


March 28, 2014

Kevin Hess

Kevin Ray Hess (the “Grizz”), 51, of Iowa City died at home in the presence of family on Saturday, March 22, 2014, following a lengthy illness.

Kevin was born on July 19, 1962, in San Diego, Calif. He spent his early childhood in Montana before moving to Washington, Iowa. As an adventurous young man and a jack-of-all-trades, he joined the U.S. Army in 1980 and married Elizabeth Ann Scott on July 30, 1983. He remained in the army until 1989, serving in many locations and capacities.

Over the years, Kevin worked several jobs but especially enjoyed mechanics and welding. He also enjoyed fishing, biking, camping, leather working, yard work, and miniature models. He will be remembered as a loving son, father, brother, and friend.

Surviving are daughter Jayme and husband Raymond Frye of Orange City; daughter Sara Hess of Iowa City, and son Jason Hess of Iowa City; mother and step-father Patricia and Greg Weber of Keota; brother Arthur Hess and friend Misty Bruner of Hills; and sister Alice Hess and partner Sarah McCrea of Ridgedale, Mo. He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Hess.

Services were held on Wednesday, March 26, at Holy Trinity Parish Hall. Honoring Kevin’s wishes, his ashes will be spread over his father’s grave in Jefferson City, Montana.

In lieu of flowers, a general memorial has been established. Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Keota is caring for Kevin and his family. Condolences may be e-mailed at under obituaries.

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