Leonard R. Hess Jr.

Leonard Robert “Sleepy” Hess Jr., 79, of Shawano, passed away on July 25, 2018, in Green Bay. Leonard was born on Jan. 29, 1939, in Shawano, the son of the late Leonard G. and Vera (Hoffman) Hess Sr. Sleepy grew up in Gresham on the family farm. He served our country in the United States Army. On Dec. 17, 1960, Leonard was united in marriage to Virginia Hacker in Shawano. He owned and operated a trucking company, retiring in 2008. Leonard loved camping and traveling with his family. He enjoyed watching NASCAR and was a big Richard Petty Fan. Leonard was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano.

Sleepy is survived by his wife of 57 years, Virginia; his daughter, Linda (Ken Kobs) Herlache, of Shawano; his special little girl, Lukenna Lindner; two sisters, Sandra Welch and Carol Hess, both of Gresham; two brothers, Donald Hess, of Grafton, and Lester (Sandy) Hess, of Gresham; his sister-in-law, Sandra Martens; brother-in-law, Warren (Jean) Hacker; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his son, Eugene; son-in-law, Clayton “C.J.” Herlache; his parents; one brother, Edward “Eddie” Hess; one sister in infancy; and his brother-in-law, Daniel Martens.

Funeral services for Leonard will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano with the Rev. Dr. Timm Griffin officiating. Burial will be in the Friendship Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by the Shawano AMVETS Post 10. Visitation will be held on Monday, July 30, 2018, from 4-7 p.m. at Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano and again at the church on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated.