Jo-Ann Hess Porter

Profile Updated: November 6, 2017
Jo-Ann Hess
Residing In: Wayzata, MN USA
Spouse/Partner: Russ
Occupation: Happily Retired!
Children: Sharon Ann Hartmus, born 9/17/66 (4 daughters-Kimberly, Allison, Jennifer, Megan); Karen Porter Rhodes, More…born 9/17/66 (2 sons-John, Andrew); Michelle Lynn Aspelin, born 7/29/61 (2 daughters-Emma, Sarah)
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I met my husband, Russ, bowling on a Friday night with Judy Bartesko, Judy Kranich and Patsy Schafer. We were married in 1965, and I moved to Michigan. Russ got transferred and we moved to Minnesota in 1984. At that point, our twin daughters, Sharon and Karen, entered their freshman year at the University of Michigan. I cried all the way to Minnesota leaving them there until Thanksgiving. I was in the travel industry for 25 years; Executive Assistant to CEO. Loved the work and of course the fringe benefits! This position gave us the opportunity to travel some. We love the Mexican Riviera Maya, the shows in Las Vegas, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and most recently a trip to Aruba. We are retired now and spending the winters (Jan.-April) in Florida. Love to golf, do cross-stitching, spend time with grandchildren and of course shop.

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GAA was such fun. I learned to bowl and still enjoy it. The overnights we had at the end of the year were always great. I belonged to the Pep Club and really enjoyed all the football and basketball games. The "sock hops" after the home games were always a good time.

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Nov 06, 2017 at 9:11 AM

Happy Birthday, Jacque. Wishing you a wonderful day.

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Happy Birthday. Have a great day.

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Nov 13, 2016 at 9:03 PM

Happy belated birthday, Pat. Sorry I missed it. I was on vacation in Panama and didn't take my iPad with me. Hope you had a great day.

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Posted on: Nov 04, 2016 at 3:34 PM

Hi Joann,
Have a Happy Birthday

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Posted on: Jun 01, 2016 at 6:49 PM

Happy Happy Happy Birthday, old friend of mine. Wishing you a great day!! See you in September.

Dec 10, 2015 at 1:39 PM

Happy Birthday, Martha. Have a wonderful Holiday Season with your family.

Nov 10, 2015 at 5:45 PM

Hope you had a great day!!

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Happy Birthday, Don. Have a wonderful day! Looking forward to seeing you in September.

Dec 09, 2014 at 8:16 PM

Wishing you the Happiest of Birthdays!! Have a wonderful Holiday season with your family.

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Nov 08, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Wishing you an early Happy Birthday. I'll be in Williamsburg on your special day. Hope it is special.

Nov 08, 2014 at 6:07 PM

We share a birthday so I wanted to wish you a special day.