September 9, 1943 - February 27, 2018
Dale Hess age 74 of Stanwood passed away February 27 at Spectrum Health
Butterworth Campus. He was born September 9, 1943 in Big Rapids the son of
Stanley and Maggie ( Rutledge ) Hess. During his working years he worked as a
heavy equipment operator for over thirty five years for Michigan Pipeline, ANR
Pipeline, Costal Pipeline and El Paso. Dale enjoyed hunting, ATVís, Cutting
wood, horse pulling, square dancing, playing cards and spending time with his
grandkids. He was a member of the Horse Pulling Assoc., the Eagles in Sand Lake.
Surviving are his partner Crystal Lane of Morley Children Doug ( Lori ) Hess of
Grand Rapids Susan ( Curt ) Medler of Morley Rod ( Christina ) Hess of
Middleville Four grandchildren MacKenzie, Matt, Megan and Madison His Former
wife Ruth Hess of Big Rapids One sister Nancy 9 Guy ) Weeks of Stanwood And
several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. The family
will greet friends at the Heckman Funeral Home on Saturday from 6-8 pm.