Dorette J. Hess, 87, of Huntertown, formerly of Kendallville, passed away Monday, September 27, 2021, at her residence.
She was born April 22, 1934, in Huntington to the late Jesse and Doris (Wiley) Dungan.
On June 8, 1952, Dorette married Merlyn Hess in Avilla. He preceded her in death on February 10, 2009.
She graduated from Kendallville High School in 1951.
Dorette retired from Northwest Allen County Schools as a teacher's assistant after 20 years. She was a member of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church. Dorette loved painting, sewing, playing cards, puzzles, most of all she loved her family.
She is survived by four sons, Dan (Cindy) Hess, Jeff (Lana) Hess, Matt (Mary) Hess and David (Teresa) Hess; two daughters, Julie (Gary) Striggle and Jennifer (Keith) Vilders; twenty-five grandchildren; forty-five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Randy (Wanda) Dungan and Michael Dungan; a sister, Marilyn Rice.
Dorette was preceded in death by two brothers, Bob and Jim Dungan.
Visitation will be 3:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 1, 2021, at Sheets and Childs Funeral Home, 16830 Lima Road, Huntertown, IN 46748.
Funeral service will be Saturday, October 2, 2021, at 10:00a.m., with visitation one hour prior to service at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 11228 Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46845.
Burial following the service at Huntertown Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 11228 Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne, 46845.
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