Karen S. Hess, 62, Ferdinand

Karen S. Hess, 62, of Ferdinand, passed away on Friday, February 16, 2024, at her home.

She was born January 28, 1962, in Huntingburg to Jerome and Clara Mae (Dall) Hackman.  

She was a graduate of Southridge High School and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  She worked at Kimball for 38 years and was currently working for Jasper Industrial Supply.  

Karen enjoyed playing cards and traveling, and she loved spending time with her grandchildren.  

She is preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Kevin Hackman.

She is survived by her daughter, Amanda (Chuck) McAllister of Huntingburg; son, Tyler (Bree) Gehlhausen of Ferdinand; a sister, Donna (Alan) Merter of Huntingburg; grandchildren, Noah, Damien, Leyton, and Kori, plus one on the way.

A funeral mass for Karen Hess will be held on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. EST at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg, with Fr. Biju Thomas officiating and burial to follow in the church cemetery.   

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. EST at Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. A parish rosary will be held at 2:00 p.m.  

Condolences may be shared online at www.nassandson.com.

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