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David William Hesser

January 27, 1931 — March 24, 2024

David William Hesser was born January 27, 1931 in Stillwater, Oklahoma to Verlin & Hilda (De Haven) Hesser. He spent his entire life on the family farm, where he cherished dairy farming alongside his father and grandfather. The outdoors beckoned him, and he relished hunting, trapping, and fishing with loved ones. From a tender age, Jesus held a special place in David's heart. In 1963, he crossed paths with Kathie, his soulmate, knowing she was destined to be his lifelong companion. Together, they nurtured five children, discipling them and countless others in the knowledge of the Jesus. David passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 24, 2024 in Glencoe at the age of 93 surrounded by his family.  While our hearts may ache, we find solace in the promise of reunion, as expressed in 1 Thessalonians 4:13: "we sorrow not even as those without hope," for we shall meet him again. 

Survivors include his children, Karrie Hesser of Glencoe, OK., Zack Hesser of Glencoe, OK., and Mandie Rhodes and husband David of Tulsa, OK; grandchildren, Caleb Woods of Glencoe, OK; Rachael Roberts (Heather) of Tulsa, OK;  Abbie Ongaro (Michela) of North Richland Hills, TX; Diann Hesser of Wyoming, Jacob Rhodes, Nate Rhodes, Lydia Rhodes, of Tulsa, OK; Isaac Hesser, and Lucas Hesser of Woodward, OK; siblings, Connie Hudson (Ralph), and Tom Reid (C.J.) of ; two daughters-in-law, Stephanie Hesser of Glencoe, OK; and Amy Hesser of Woodward, OK; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.  He was preceded in death by his wife Kathie Marie Osborn-Hesser; and two sons, Davie and Lee Hesser; his mother Hilda Reid, his father and stepmother Verlin and Marie Hesser; siblings, Rusty Smith, Linda Apman and Carl Hesser.

A Celebration of David’s life will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2024, at World Harvest Church in Stillwater at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Mike Sturgeon officiating.  David’s family asks that in lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation to one of the following:

David Hesser II Scholarship fund at Meridian Technology Center @

Life Center Adult Day Center here in Stillwater @

Services have been entrusted to the care of Dighton-Marler Funeral Home of Stillwater.

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