JOANNE HESSE, 82, of New Haven, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Bracken-ridge, Pa. she was the daughter of the late Louis and Ruth Catoris. She was a member of Northridge Baptist Church, Fort Wayne and an avid dog lover. Surviving are her children, Robert (Carol) Hesse of Woodburn, Joseph (Jackie) Hesse of Fort Wayne, and Deborah Blum of New Haven; grandchildren, Max, Adam, David, Ryan, and Amber; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Fred Hesse in 1997. Funeral service is noon Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 at Northridge Baptist Church, 1300 E. Cook Rd., Fort Wayne with calling two hours prior to service. Pastor Gary Green officiating. Burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, New Haven. Preferred memorials are to Northridge Baptist Church, Fort Wayne. To share online condolences please visit

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