passed away peacefully on December 29th, 2019 in Stayton. Charlie was the
youngest child born to Karl and Josephine Hess on March 21st,
1935 in Silverton where he was raised on the family farm. After graduating
from Silverton High School he met and married Rita Purdy in
their marriage they had five children.
Charlie lived in Sublimity since 1962.
Charlie worked for
Floyd Fox Farm, Pacific Co-op, Waller Logging and North
Santiam Sand and Gravel before starting his own business
Charlie Hess Backhoe Service.
Charlie also served in the Army National Guard and
was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus.
He loved the
outdoors and enjoyed fishing and hunting.
He looked forward to the time he spent in the seat of
his tractor, mowing and bailing hay or on his backhoe.
preceded in death by his wife Rita who passed away in 1990,
his sister, Theresa Maurer, and brother, Joe Hess. He is survived by his children: Jim (Bonnie) Hess,
Maurita (Doug) Nichol, Maureen Newbill, Marlene (Darren)
Lulay and Julie (Tom) Dailey; his baker’s dozen of
grandchildren: Andrew and Eric Hess, Andria Stewart, Geoff
Nichol, Robby and Michelle Newbill, Ryan, Justin,
Derek and Jacob Lulay, and Tyler, Casey and Seth Dailey;
great-grandchildren: Wyatt and Dylan Stewart, Barrett and
Leann Nichol, Evalynn and Hudson Lulay, Elizabeth, Jonah and
Hazel Lulay and his sister, Martha Wilgus is the remaining
A rosary and mass
will be held at St. Boniface Church in Sublimity on Friday,
January 3, 2020. Rosary at 10:30 am followed by mass at
11:00 am, with graveside service immediately following.
In lieu of
flowers, we would ask for your thoughts and prayers or
donate to your favorite charity. Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.