Willard Fred Hess

Willard Fred Hess, 91, entered heaven on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 to be with his Lord and Savior. He was born on Aug. 2, 1920 to Nichalaus and Willelmina (nee Stallman) in Random Lake.

Willard worked as a farmer for his father in Allenton. He later married Eleanore (nee Haack) on July 8, 1950. Together, they worked the farm for seven years. They then moved to West Bend and became active in the First Baptist Church, after coming to know the Lord Jesus as their personal Savior, where he was known as the "Calendar Guy." For 30 years he worked as a custodian for McLane Elementary School in West Bend. Willard actively conducted a Bible study for the Washington County Jail and Samaritan Nursing Home. He enjoyed electronics and television repairs.

Willard is survived by his loving daughter Rhonda Spaulding of Fond du Lac. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Eleanore and sonin-law Kenneth Spaulding.

A funeral service for Willard will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 at First Baptist Church, 2300 S. Main St., West Bend, with Rev. Bruce Dunford presiding. Visitation will be at the CHURCH ONLY on Thursday from 5 p.m. until time of service (7 p.m.). Interment will be at Washington County Memorial Park. Memorials are appreciated to First Baptist Church or WVCY (107.7), 3434 W Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53208.