Walter Francis Gess died peacefully at home on January 12, 2008 at the age of 72.
Walt was born in Peoria, Illinois. He was a dedicated employee for The Laborers Fund of Northern Calif. for 27 years. He is survived by his two children, Jeanne Stephens referred to as his little princess, and his son, Walt Gess, lovingly called Bozo.
He is also survived by his grandchildren, Nicole, Justin, Jerred-Ray and Wade. He leaves his mother-in-law, Ma; a sister, Virginia Nelson, close friends, and a loving wife.
Walt joins his recently passed grandson, Jeremy Haywood, where they can continue their close bond throughout eternity.
Donations can be made to The Children's Fund for GSD Research. 917 Bethany Mountain Road, Cheshire, CT 06401