Delton Lyle Hesse, beloved father, husband, brother, friend, teacher and coach passed away Aug. 20, 2018, in Gresham, Ore.
Delton Lyle Hesse, beloved father, husband, brother, friend, teacher and coach passed away Aug. 20, 2018, in Gresham, Ore. A graveside memorial will be held Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. at Memory Gardens east of Valley City. He was born Oct. 17, 1936, in Beach, ND, to his parents, Helga (Nellermoe) and Herbert Hesse. The family moved to Valley City, ND, where he graduated from College High in 1954. He then obtained his teaching degree at Valley City State College. He served on the North Dakota National Guard from 1954 to 1959. During his school days he was very active in sports and many life long bonds were formed. He subsequently was inducted into the Vikings Hall of Fame for Football and Basketball. He began his teaching and coaching career in McLaughlin, SD, he then went to Arthur, ND, followed by Lake Park, Minn. At this time a College buddy, Dick Stiles, called him to Estacada, OR. At Estacada Union High School he coached multiple sports teams and was proud that no team of his was defeated by rival Sandy, OR. He moved to the family farm south of Valley City, taught and coached in Kathryn, ND. He then relocated to Maddock, ND, where he coached various sports teams and taught at Maddock Public School. Here he met and married Ruth Nelson in 1980. Together they owned Maddock Café and Lanes, later he would be owner and proprietor of Del’s “C” Store. Again, he was called by Dick Stiles to OR, where he did a bit of coaching and taught driver’s education for the Job Corps. He met Carol Wheeler, they were married in 2005. They made their home in Sandy. He is preceded in death by; his parents, Herbert and Helga; stepfather, Martin Thoreson; brother Myron; and daughter, Shaundel Hesse. He is survived by; his wife, Carol, Sandy; brothers, Jerome (Erma) Hesse Lake Havasu, Ariz., and Vaughn (Pauline) Hesse, Grand Forks, ND; daughters, JoAnn, Stephanie Hesse, Hastings, ND, Sara Hesse (Doug), Fort Totten, ND; sons, Mark Hesse, St. Cloud, MN, Trent Hesse, Longview, Wash; grandson, Jay Garcia, Fort Totten, ND; step-daughters, Lori (Ron) Keller, Wellsburg, ND, Donna (Dale) Redinger, Maddock, Kate (Brad) Johnson, Maddock, Lisa (Scott) Hawley, Devils Lake, ND; stepsons, Nels (Meg) Nelson, Devils Lake, James Wheeler, Estacada, OR, and Richard Wheeler, Damascus, OR; nieces and nephews.