Claire F. Hessling
Claire F. Hessling, 78, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. She was born on May 14, 1934, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Charles Francis and Helene (Wiczkowski) Dragon.
Claire was preceded in death by her parents; and son Charles Ray Hessling.
She is survived by her husband, John B. Hessling of San Antonio; children John B. Hessling Jr. and fiancée Ramona Taylor of Maryland Heights, Mo., Karen S. Foster and husband John of San Antonio, David P. Hessling and wife Andrea of Atoka, Tenn., Joseph A. Hessling and wife Teresa Diane of Palm City, Fla., Lucy H. Valainis and husband Anthony and Joan M. Meeks and husband Jon, all of Davenport, Iowa, and Michael A. Hessling and wife Donna of San Juan Capistrano, Calif.; 16 grandchildren; five great- grandchildren; sister Helene Zaepfel of Suffolk, Va.; numerous nieces and nephews; extended loving family; and many friends.
Visitation was held on Friday, Feb. 8, from 6-8 p.m. with a rosary recited at 7 p.m. in the Finch Funeral Chapel in La Vernia.
A funeral Mass was held on Saturday at 10 a.m. in the St. Jerome Catholic Church in San Antonio, officiated by the Rev. John Flanagan.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jerome Catholic Church Building Fund, 7955 Real Road, San Antonio, TX 78263.