Donald Lee Hessenflow
February 14, 1945 – November 27, 2018
Donald L. Hessenflow went to be his Lord and Savior on November 27, 2018. Born in Indianapolis, IN on February 14, 1945 to Virginia Jones (Hilda). In 1950 they moved to Kansas City, where she met Richard Hessenflow. Later in 1950 Hilda and Richard Hessenflow got married and Richard Hessenflow adopted Donald Hessenflow. He attended Galt, MO schools. In 1955 they moved back to the Kansas City area. He attended and graduated from North East Senior High School. He worked at Elfedt, then Comet Industries. In 1978, he joined the Independence Fire Department, where he retired from in 2005 after 27 years. In 1963, he married Lennie (Lemka) Hessenflow. They were married for 55 years. He was proceeded in death by one sister, mother and father, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He is survived by one brother, Paul Hessenflow, Eudora, KS; wife, Lennie Hessenflow, of the home; two daughters, Alicia Hessenflow, of the home and Stacia Hessenflow, of Kansas City, MO; and one granddaughter, Kristina Hessenflow of the home. In Lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his name to the Local 781, Good and Welfare Fund, 320 E. Pacific, Independence, MO 64050. Visitation will be Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 3 PM to 5 PM. Services will be Monday, December 3, 2018 at 11 AM. Visitation and Services will both be held at Newcomer’s Noland Road Church, 509 S. Noland Road, Independence, MO 64050.
- Eric Brown, Pallbearer
- Michael Tompkins, Pallbearer
- Jeremy Tompkins, Pallbearer
- Kevin Newman, Pallbearer
- Local 781 Color Guard
- Visitation Sunday, December 2, 2018
- Funeral Service Monday, December 3, 2018
- Committal Service Monday, December 3, 2018
Donald Lee Hessenflow
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November 29, 2018
I have many fond memories of Uncle Don over the years, from our family events and get together's to the inspections at work, but my most cherished memories will be the smile and wink he would give as he was saying good-bye. He will forever be in our thoughts and our hearts.
Praying family and friends will find peace and comfort during this time.
Love you Aunt Lennie, Stacia, Alicia and Kristina