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Joseph Paul Hessenkemper
August 28, 1954 ~ December 4, 2017
December 7, 2017
Joseph Paul Hessenkemper, 63, passed away peacefully surrounded by the people he dedicated his life to on Monday, December 4, 2017, at his home in Troy. A celebration of life will be held this summer.

He was born on August 28, 1954, in St. Louis, Missouri, to Werner and Betty Hessenkemper.

Joe and Kathy were married on August 1, 1981, at high noon in the Yaak. He attended the College of Forestry in Kalispell, where he received a Degree in Forestry. He retired from the US Forest Service in 2010, and was a member of the Idaho Beach Club.

Survivors include his wife Kathy Hessenkemper, Troy, children Tamara, Troy, Stefanie, Kent, Washington, and Adam, Troy, and brothers Richard Hessenkemper, William Hessenkemper and Charles Hessenkemper.

Joe will be forever remembered as a loving husband, father, brother and friend.

Arrangements are by Schnackenberg & Nelson Funeral Home, Libby. Online condolences and memories may be shared at

The son has traveled home to rest.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Lincoln County Wings or Lincoln County Hospice programs.