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Nov 25, 1953
Edward E. Hessler, 71, a resident of
Mt. Vernon for the last 35 years and for more than 10 years an employee of the Mt. Vernon Water Works System, died at 4 p.m. Tuesday (24 Nov 1953) at St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville.  A coronary condition was fatal.

Mr. Hessler entered the hospital nine days prior to his death from the home of his son, Victor Hessler,
913 E. Water street, where he resided.  He had been in poor health for several years.

The deceased was a native of
Springerton, Ill., a son of George H. Hessler and Henrietta Vaupel Hessler.

The body is at the Short - Niehaus Funeral Home and will remain there through the funeral service to be conducted at
2 p.m. Friday in the Short-Niehaus chapel.  Burial will be in Welborn Church cemetery.  The officiating clergyman will be Rev. J. Kenneth Forbes, minister of First Methodist church, of which the deceased was a member.

Surviving are four sons, George E,
Bay Shore, N.Y., Victor and Bertis, Mt. Vernon, and Beuford, Evansville; four daughters, Mrs. Carl Waters, and Mrs. Melvin Reisinger, Evansville, and Mrs. Lou Scherretz and Jennie Lee Hessler, mt. Vernon and 14 grandchildren.  The daughter Jennie Lee, is deput Posey Circuit Court clerk.


Originally submitted by Betty Sellers