Gene E. (J.R.) Hesser, 56, passed away April 21, 2014 at a Kansas City Hospital.

Gene E. (J.R.) Hesser, 56, passed away April 21, 2014 at a Kansas City Hospital.
Memorial Services will be 10 a.m., Friday, April 25, 2014 at Belden Larkin Funeral Home with Pastor Damian Snyder of Trinity Lutheran Church officiating. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the service. Inurnment with Military Honors will follow at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Weston, Missouri.
Gene was born August 31, 1957 in Council Grove, Kansas the son of Gene E. and Gail (Norberg) Sr.
Gene graduated from Leavenworth High School and then joined the United States Army.
He married Debbie J. Wyatt on October 24, 1980 at the Memorial Chapel at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
Gene enjoyed fishing, shooting darts, NASCAR, watching the Chiefs, and the KU Jayhawks. Gene also loved watching TV with his grandson and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife; Debbie, two daughters; April Herken and her husband Matthew, and Amy Hesser all of Leavenworth; three grandchildren; Madison and Nathaniel Herken, and Lily Hesser, his mother; Gail Hesser and her companion Bud Kreutzer, mother in law; Shirley Wyatt, one sister; Lennie Connel of Leavenworth, two brothers; Robert Hesser and his wife Cindy of Leavenworth, and David Hesser and his wife Cassie of Minneapolis, Minnesota, brother in law; Bill Wyatt, nieces and one nephew and many good friends that love him very much.
He was preceded in death by his father, one sister; Deborah Hesser, father in law, Donald Wyatt, and brother in law, David Connel.
Memorials in his name may be directed to St. Jude's Children Hospital.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Belden-Larkin Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Condolences may be sent to