Carl R. Hess

By on January 8, 2014

89, owner and operator of

Penn Township and Berrysburg farms

Carl R. Hess, 89, of Manheim passed away Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 at Pleasant View Retirement Community.

Born in Manheim, he was the son of the late Earl B. and Anna Hershey Hess. He was the husband of the late Martha M. Sheaffer Hess who died in 1999. Carl owned and operated farms in Penn Township and Berrysburg. He was a member of Ruhl’s United Methodist Church, Manheim. Carl and his wife Martha enjoyed collecting antiques.

Surviving are two daughters: Deborah Yoder of Columbia; Kimberly Luchynsky of Blackstone, Va.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and a brother: Gerald H. husband of Carol Hess of Lititz. Also surviving is his companion: Naomi Oberholtzer of Manheim. He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Frank Luchynsky.

Relatives and friends attended his funeral service at Ruhl’s United Methodist Church, Manheim, Jan. 4, 2014. Interment was in the adjoining church cemetery.

Please omit flowers. Those desiring may send contributions in Carl’s memory to Ruhl’s United Methodist Church, 4810 Elizabethtown Road, Manheim PA 17545. To send the family online condolences, visit

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