- Waco Tribune Herald, Friday, March 1, 2002Lawrency J. Hessel, a loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away early Thursday morning, Feb. 28, 2002 at his residence. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday at Aderhold Funeral Home Chapel by Deacon Cecil Friend. Mass of Christian Burial will bbe celebrated at 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Bellmead with the Rev. Timothy Vavarek as celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery at West with the Rev. Isadore Rozyki officiating.Lawrence was born Sept. 6, 1927 in Leroy, the son of Walter and Mary Hessel. He married Mary Ann Zahirniak Nov. 20, 1948 in West. He graduated from West High School in 1944.. He went on the McLennan Community College to earn an associates degree in computer science. He was initiated into the Epsilon Delta Pi Honor Society in 1975. He served in the Army during WWII for two years. He worked for General Tire and Rubber Co. in Waco for 38 years until his retirement in 1986. During this time, he was a time study engineer for the Local 312 Union. Lawrence and Mary enjoyed traveling together during their retirement years and had traveled throughout Europe and the Holy Land. He was an active member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Bellmead since 1953. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Geneva hall in Elm Mott, where he had served as treasurer for a number of years.He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Vernon Hessel.He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Hessel of Waco; daughters, Carol Ehret & husband Jay of Hewitt and Diane Little and husband Bruce of China Spring; a brother, Kenneth Hessel of Albuquerque, N.M.; four grandchildren, Brad Roberts & wife Dayna, Chris Roberts, Chelsey Sosolik & husband Brian, and Laci Tucker.Active pallbearers will be Brad Roberts, Chris Roberts, Brian Sosolik, Barry Brott, Garry Drews and Donald Gerik. Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Menefee and Geneva Hall Board of Directors.Memorials may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association or charity of your choice.