Obit: Kessler, Irma K. (1920 - 2004)

Contact: Jean Rolstad

----Source: Family Records

Irma K. Kessler

Feb. 10, 1920 - Dec. 4, 2004

Irma K. Kessler of Waukesha, born Feb.10, 1920, in Greenwood, the daughter of Alfred and Ella (nee Wessel) Schwarze, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004, at Angel’s Grace Hospice at age 84.

She graduated from Greenwood High School in 1938 and then came to the Milwaukee and Waukesha area to seek employment. She married Lester Fieldhack in 1945, who preceded her in death in 1958. In 1962, she married Irwin Kessler, who died in 1997. She was employed at Kroger’s Grocery from 1957 until 1971. She then devoted her time to family, hobbies and gardening.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Elroy Schwarze; niece, Sandra Hernandez; and nephew, Gary Schwarze.

She will be sadly missed by her nephews, Roy Schwarze of Wausau and Al Schwarze of Marshfield; her niece, Judy Boushon of Park Falls; her nephew-in-law, Alfredo Hernandez of Vesper; her great nieces, Miranda and Anita Hernandez; her step daughter-in-law, Shirley (Glenn) Dempsey; her step-grandchildren, Denise (Gary) Plencner, Lori (Randy) Erdmann and Guy (Dawn) Dempsey; her step-great grandchildren, Jenifer and Audra Erdmann and Brandy and Bailey Dempsey; and many friends.

Funeral Services for Irma will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec.8, at the Evangelical and Reformed United Church of Christ, 413 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. James Gorman will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday at the church. Interment will follow in the Prairie Home Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the E & R United Church of Christ would be appreciated. For further information, call the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 542-6609 or for an online obituary, directions or to leave condolences go to

With flair in the kitchen

and caring advice,

food for the soul

and the gift of spice.

With enchanted roses

in her garden of stories,

With the adventures

of the pink morning glories.

Happy to paint a picture,

needlepoint it too.

With a crochet hook,

she will make a doily, or two.

With an afghan,

a grand work of art.

With the colors of life,

she will warm your heart.



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