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Obituaries

January 9, 2012

Isaac Thomas ‘Bud’ Hesser

Isaac Thomas “Bud” Hesser, 78 died peacefully Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 surrounded by family and friends.  His graveside service will be held at 4:00 p.m.  at Sunset Memorial Gardens followed by a reception in Bud’s house located at 5016 W. 10th.

He was born July 29, 1933 to Jake and Lois Hesser in Glencoe, Okla. He attended Stillwater Public Schools. He continued his education at Oklahoma A&M College where he completed his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.  He became a member of Beta Theta Pi.  During College he was a member of ROTC.  After graduation he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant and served in the U.S. Army.

He married his High School Sweetheart Jackie Hagar on Aug. 14, 1954. After serving in the Army he returned to Stillwater and went into private business as Bud’s DX later known as Bud’s Service Station located at 6th and Main.  He remained in private business for 40 years before retiring.

Bud is survived by his daughter, Debbie McCarthy and her husband Troy of Stillwater, his son Steve Hesser and his wife Patti of Springfield, Mo., three grandchildren:  Todd and Lindsay McCarthy of Edmond, Okla.,  Tara and David Whitekiller of Tahlequah, Okla., and Tyler and Stephanie Hesser of Springfield, Mo.,   his sister,  Joyce Hesser of Stillwater.

He was preceded in death by his wife Jackie, and his mother and father.

Bud was loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed.

Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com.

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