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Condolence From: Hildegard O'Connell
Condolence: I often recall the words of wisdom that Frank gave to me before my first marathon, the evening the four of us, Frank, Ginny Dan and I went out to dinner. "the race goes not to the swift but to the smart". I applied that to a successful marathon and remember those words often as I go thru my life journey. Frank, you are missed.
XO Hildegard and Dan
Sunday August 17, 2014
Condolence From: Carol Ann Schieckoff (Goodwin)
Condolence: To the Schaaf and Hess Families: On behalf of the Goodwin family, I would like to extend sincere sympathy for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Thursday August 07, 2014
Condolence From: Kim Brenner
Condolence: Wishing the entire Hess Family my deepest sympathy. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Kim Brenner
Wednesday August 06, 2014
Condolence From: Laura Gourlay
Condolence: I was so lucky to have met Frank many times during my friendship with Michelle. May Frank's spirit grow in the garden of our hearts.
Wednesday August 06, 2014
Condolence From: Eldon & Sue Killen & family
Condolence: So sorry to hear of Frank's passing. Our deepest sympathy to Ginny and the family. Will remember the many laughs shared with Frank.
He will be in our prayers.
Wednesday August 06, 2014
Condolence From: Marilyn Lincoln
Condolence: My thoughts and prayers go out to Ginny and her family. I met Ginny at Village of Winston Park long term care floor where my mother resides as well. Ginny was being a lovning wife and helping Frank to eat. Although it was very, very difficult for Ginny she continued to do the best she could for Frank. Even though I didn't know Frank, I did see a very brave man who's wife was also very brave and loving. Ginny we both know Frank is in a better place in the arms of the Lord and out of that wheelchair.

May God Bless and comfort you in this time of loss.

Marilyn Lincoln
Wednesday August 06, 2014
Condolence From: Brad & Kim Forwell
Condolence: To Ginny and family, (and to all the Hess Clan)
On behalf of Leo and Stella Forwell and my brother Brian (& Laure), Kim and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy, for you in your loss. We hope too, that comfort and peace may come to you in the days and weeks to come.
Frank had a wonderful sparkle that will be sadly missed.
Brad & Kim
Tuesday August 05, 2014
Condolence From: Suzanne Gareiss
Condolence: Frank was a giant in the eyes of my friend Michelle (Frank’s daughter). You would have thought he was 10 feet tall and wore a super hero cape by the way she described him.

Because I live in Michigan it took a while to meet the amazing runner, story teller giant of a man.

When I finally got to meet him she was spot on. He was a giant, but in so many more ways than she described. He was gentle and patient and kind. He was interested in me as a person not just Michelle's friend.

When we parted I remember him call his daughter by a nick name (Mitch). I asked her later how it came about. The story was endearing, something only a father and daughter could share.

At that moment, I knew he was taller than 10 feet. His height reached to the Heavens and so did his heart.

God rest your soul Frank.

Suzanne Gareiss
Tuesday August 05, 2014
Condolence From: Bigards
Condolence: "Is God calling him?" was Laura's question on Saturday afternoon. Brooklyn said that it is both a happy and a sad day because we will all see Grandpa again. We will! AND it will be the greatest happy hour ever! Love, Paul, Brooklyn and Laura
Monday August 04, 2014
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