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Walter F. Kessler, Jr
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Birth: May 25, 1926
LaSalle County
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 4, 2012
LaSalle County
Illinois, USA

Walter F. Kessler, 85, of Spring Valley, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2012 at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru. He had been a resident of the Illinois Veterans Home in LaSalle for the past several years.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Thursday, March 8, 2012 at St. John's Lutheran Church with Rev. Timothy Kenyon, pastor officiating. Burial will follow at Peru City Cemetery with full military rites conducted by the Peru Veterans Memorial Group. Visitation will be 5-7:00 PM Wednesday at Mueller Funeral Home in Peru. Additional visitation will be 10-11:00 AM Thursday at the church.

Mr. Kessler was born May 25, 1926 in rural Peru to Walter R. and Lydia (Zimmerman) Kessler. He married Marion Bradbeer in November 1961 in Spring Valley.

Mr. Kessler was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force having served in the 1950's during the Korean War. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Peru, Lutheran Men in Mission, LaSalle Rotary Club and the Peru Lions Club. He was the owner of the men's clothing store, Kessler's of Oglesby and later of Spring Valley. He had also been an instructor at the School of Beauty in LaSalle.

Survivors include his daughter, Cyndi (Skip) Hanson of Las Vegas, NV; his sister, Iris (Arthur) Malcom of Huntington, WV; one niece, Grace Malcom of York, PA; one nephew, Calvin (Sharon) Malcom of Williamstown, WV; two great-nieces, Melody (Joe) Wright and Holly (Zac) Johnson both of Williamstown, WV; five great-great nieces, Breagan, Rylee and Kestyn Wright and Ava and Maggie Johnson, all of Williamstown, WV and special friends, Ruth Ann Tomanek and Jamieson Hepner.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marion on June 19, 1983 and his parents.

Memorial donations may be directed to Lutheran Men in Mission or Lions Club Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Source: News Tribune, La Salle, Illinois, Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Walter Kessler graduated from Hopkins Township High School, Granville, Illinois, in 1944. 
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  Walter Kessler (1888 - 1966)
  Lydia Zimmerman Kessler (1897 - 1992)
  Marion Bradbeer Kessler (1914 - 1983)*
*Calculated relationship
Peru City Cemetery
LaSalle County
Illinois, USA
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Record added: Mar 06, 2012
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Walter F. Kessler, Jr
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