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Celestine ‘Kelly’ Hess, 82

“Kelly” Celestine Neumann Hess, age 82, of Howard Lake, and formerly of Winsted, died Thursday, July 22, 2010, at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted.

She was born Nov. 4, 1927, in Winsted Township, McLeod County, the daughter of Clemens and Clara Hoffman Neumann.

Kelly attended Holy Trinity School to the eighth grade.

She met “Pete” Donald Hess (the handsomest man) in 1946, and they took a bus to California and got married Feb. 22, 1947. They lived with Pete’s parents in Cokato, and daughter Carol was born in 1947.

They moved to an apartment in Howard Lake, and Karen was born in 1949; they moved to a farm north of Cokato, and Barb was born in 1950; they moved to a farm in Howard Lake, and Rob was born in 1952; they moved to a farm by Lake Ann in Howard Lake, and Susie in 1954, and Rick in 1956, were born. They then moved to a bar/restaurant in Winsted, and Patty and Peter were born in 1958; and then moved north of the church, and Kelly was born in 1963.

Kelly had many jobs in her lifetime and enjoyed most of them. She also enjoyed playing Yatzee and Cribbage.

Leaving behind to remember her in love, joy, and laughter are her children: Carol and Bruce Zander, Karen Hertzog, Barb and Sam Zimmermann, Rob and JoAnn Hess, Rick and Ann Marie Hess, Patty and Duane Wegner and Kelly and Marlin Lindland; sisters and brothers: Toby Karels, Paul Neumann, Marcy Olk, Robert Neumann and Dorie Miller; and sisters-in-law Ollie Montgomery and Audrey Wong.

She is further survived by 19 grandchildren, and 26 great-grandchildren: Dan and Lynn Garrett, Jake and Luke Zander, Jeff Zander, Ashley and Alex and Riley Lageson and Erin Zander, Susie and Neil, Greta, Lincoln and Max Schlagel; Charlie Zander, Shannon Hertzog and Donnie, John and Justin Dyba, Jody Hertzog and Brian and Alex Potter, John Hertzog and Becky, Anthony and Serena Hertzog, Krissy Hertzog and Jacey Barlettano, Joel Hertzog; Matt and Vanessa, Jessie and Nikki Zimmerman, Clare and Chris, Erin and Jolie Uecker, Pete and Heather, Alex and Grant Zimmerman; Jenny Hess, Troy Hess and Haley, Jade and Macey, Chad Hess; grand-dogs Mable and Ellie; Jason and Kristin and Levi Wegner, Nick and Barb Wegner, Allison Wegner; Cody and Candice and Cale Lindland.

Welcoming her to her new Heavenly Home are husband Pete; infant daughter Susie; and infant son Peter.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place Saturday, July 24 at noon at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted with Father Tony Hesse as the celebrant. Interment followed at Holy Trinity Cemetery.

Visitation was Saturday morning, July 24 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

Honorary casket bearers were John Hertzog, Joel Hertzog, Troy Hess, Chad Hess, and Cody Lindland.

Casket bearers were Dan Zander, Jeff Zander, Charlie Zander, Matt Zimmerman, Pete Zimmerman, Jason Wegner, and Nick Wegner.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.