Obit: Kessler, Kenneth Richard #2 (1936 - 2005)

Contact:  Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Kessler, Wasserberger, Haas, Larson, Schwellenbach

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, WI) April 13, 2005

Kessler, Kenneth Richard (January 24, 1936 - April 7, 2005)

Kenneth Kessler, age 69, of Neillsville, died Thursday, April 7, at the Memorial Nursing Home in Neillsville, Wis.

Kenneth Richard Kessler was born January 24, 1936 in Neillsville, the son of Carl B. and Clara A. (Wasserberger) Kessler. He attended St. Mary’s Catholic School in Neillsville and then farmed with his brother, Carl in Pine Valley Township. Kenneth was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the National Guard. He enjoyed football and hunting.

He is survived by one brother, Louis (Shirley) Kessler, of Neillsville; two sisters, Elaine (Jim) Haas, of Barron; and Angeline (Forest) Larson, of Neillsville; and a sister-in-law, Margie Kessler, of Neillsville; Kenneth is further survived by 15 nieces and nephews and 23 great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Leo "Lefty" Kessler and Carl Kessler; one sister, Mildred Schwellenbach.

A Memorial Service for Kenneth will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, April 17, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville, Wis. The Celebrant is the Very Reverend Woodrow H. Pace. Music will be provided by Ronald Resong, organist and Beth Nauertz, soloist. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12 to 1 p.m., Sunday, April 17th at the Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be donated to the Cancer Research Foundation of Marshfield, 1000 N. Oak Ave., Marshfield, WI 54449.

Honorary Casket Bearers are Curt Fleischmann, Karen Fleischmann, John Rychnovsky and Ronald Sischo

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Kenneth’s family with funeral arrangements



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