Robert "Bob" Emmett Hess

Robert “Bob” Emmett Hess, age 75 of Collinsville, IL born February 12, 1937 in St. Louis, MO, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

He was a retired pharmaceutical sales rep for E.R. Squibb after 30 years of service.  He was a member of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Collinsville and was a past elder, school board member and usher.  He was very involved and instrumental in the start of the Collinsville Soccer Association.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Emmett and Matilda nee Jobusch Hess.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth “Betty” nee Schultze Hess, whom he married December 28, 1958; three sons:  Brian Hess of Bloomington, IL; Boyd (Diane) Hess of Athens, IL; Brad Hess of Collinsville, IL; three grandchildren:  Matthew, Nathaniel and Taylor Hess.

Visitation will be 4 PM to 8 PM Thursday, May 31, 2012 at Barry Wilson Funeral Home, 2800 North Center, Maryville, IL 62062.

Funeral service will be 10:30 AM Friday, June 1, 2012 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church with Rev. William Engfehr officiating.  Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorials may be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 304 South Street, Collinsville, IL 62234.

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