Howard E. Hess, 69, of Willshire, Ohio, died at 12:43 p.m. Saturday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne following an accident at his residence on Friday.
He was born to Robert E. and Ida L. McClish Hess.
He married Judith C. Miller and she survives.
Other survivors are one son, Bryan E. Hess (and wife Jennifer) of Willshire; three daughters, Mrs. Andy (Julia A.) Groce of New Haven, Mrs. Troy (Brenda K.) Kipfer of Bluffton, and Mrs. Terry (Melissa M.) Myers of Chattanooga, Ohio; two brothers, Robert Hess (and wife Betty) and Jimmy Hess (and wife Paula), both of Decatur; four sisters, Carolyn Hart of Findlay, Ohio; Mrs. Jerry (Dianna) Longerdner of Avilla; Mrs. Jose (Janet) Berlanga of Monroe, and Mrs. Dan (Faith) Fairchild of Decatur; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 3, in Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, with visitation from 2-4 and 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday.