Gary Hess Obituary, Death – Gary Lee Hess, the son of Kenneth and Sara (Ryan) Hess, was born on February 14, 1955 in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota. His parents’ names are Kenneth and Sara (Ryan). His father’s name is Kenneth, and his mother’s name is Sara (Ryan). In 1973, when he graduated from Fairfax High School, he was a part of the class that he graduated with.
At St. Andrew’s Church in Fairfax on April 23, 1977, he wed Rebecca Schweiss, the girl he had a crush on when he was in high school and who would go on to become the love of his life. They met when Rebecca was working as a waitress at a local restaurant. The couple had two children, a boy named Paul and a girl named Emily, whom they brought up together. The majority of Gary’s professional life has been devoted in the field of sales, with the most of his time spent working for Dubois Chemical and, more recently, for Troy Chemical.
Gary was a very enthusiastic sports enthusiast. He wasn’t your usual sports fan since in addition to being a player, he was also a coach and an official in the game. He was a true sports fanatic. Following his graduation from high school, Gary continued his baseball career by joining the Fairfax Cardinals, an amateur baseball team in the area. Following the conclusion of Gary’s playing career, he assumed the role of manager for the Redwood Falls Red Birds for a couple of years before moving on to the Fairfax Cardinals, where he remained in that role for the better part of 19 years.
Throughout his tenure, Gary was a successful coach who took his teams to a number of state tournaments. These accomplishments span the entirety of Gary’s coaching career. In addition, he was instrumental in the organization and operation of the Minnesota Twins nights that were held at Memorial Park in Fairfax. These nights were attended by a large number of fans. In 2018, Gary was recognized by the state of Minnesota by being inducted into the Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame. This accolade was awarded upon Gary in recognition of his undying love for the game of baseball as well as the enormous contributions he has made to amateur baseball throughout his career.