Margaret Hess


OREGON – Margaret Hess, 84, of Oregon, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020 in Allure of Prophetstown. Born Feb. 2, 1936 in Des Plaines, the daughter of Walter and Anna (Reese) Smith.

Married to Sydney Hess March 7, 1970 in Des Plaines; he died Oct.27, 1987. Margaret was a 1954 graduate of Main East High School in Park Ridge. She had worked as a key punch operator for IBM and Singer Sewing Company and later assisted her husband in operation of the Oregon Taxi Service for 16 years. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Byron.

Survived by nephews, Rick Kautz and Larry Jacobsen, both of Elgin.

Also preceded in death by her parents; an infant son; and nephews, James Kautz and Scott Kautz. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, no services are scheduled. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Mt. Morris. Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Oregon assisted with arrangements.