Former Loyal Tribune owner Jean Hesse dies at 85

Jean Marie (McGuire) Hesse, who with her husband owned the Loyal Tribune for seven years, died Monday, June 3. She was 85.

Hesse was born April 15, 1934, in Waseca, Minn., to George and Dorothy (Miller) McGuire. After graduating from Waseca High School, she worked for Federated Mutual Insurance Company in Owatonna, Minn.

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Jean Hesse

On Oct. 29, 1960, she married Bill Hesse. A year later, they moved to Loyal, Wis.

Beginning in November 1961, the couple ran the Loyal Tribune, as well as a commercial printing shop. They sold the newspaper in 1968 to Robert and Florence Berglund, who also bought the Spencer Record and Greenwood Gleaner before combining the three newspapers into the Tribune-Record-Gleaner in June 1969.

Hesse is survived by her two sons, Alan and David, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at noon Sunday, June 23, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 407 N. Division Street, Loyal.

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