Andrew Chesler

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Andrew Chesler

  • Birth 16 Sep 1906 Poland
  • Death 16 Jun 2004 Angora, St. Louis County, Minnesota, USA
  • Burial Biwabik, St. Louis County, Minnesota, USA
  • Memorial ID 72440306

Mesabi Daily News (Virginia, MN) - June 19, 2004
Deceased Name: Andrew Chesler
SERVICES: Funeral 11 a.m. Monday at the Bauman-Cron Funeral Home Chapel in Virginia, with the Rev. Frank Perkovich officiating. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, and will continue there an hour before service Monday. Burial will follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Biwabik. Memorials are preferred. To share a remembrance online, log on to www.baumanfuneralhome.com.

Andrew Chesler, 97, a longtime resident of Eveleth, died Wednesday, June 16, 2004, at the Autumn Adult Foster Care Home in Angora.

He was born Sept. 16, 1906, in Visau, Poland, the son of George and Mary (Belan) Cieslar. Andrew married Leona M. Croteau on Oct. 10, 1925, in Eveleth. He worked as a brakeman for U.S. Steel's Oliver Mining Co. and was a member of the Steelworkers Union. Andrew was a hardworking man who cherished the time spent with his family. He enjoyed playing the concertina, and loved having his grandkids crawl up on his lap and sing to them in Polish.

He is survived by his children, Lee (Joyce) Chesler of Andover, Minn., David (Shirley) Chesler of Mora, Arlene (Jerome) Gwash of Virginia and Elaine (John) Postudensek of Babbitt; 21 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 77 years, Leona, on May 26, 2003, son, James, and a baby in infancy, Edmund; two grandsons, two great-grandchildren; brothers, Paul and Albert; and sisters, Mary, Anna, Emma and Harriet.

Author: Staff Writer
Copyright © 2004 Mesabi Daily News, American Consolidated Media. All rights reserved.

(Obituary courtesy of Findagrave member JudyH)


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  • Created by: Jim Childers
  • Added: 2 Jul 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 72440306
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Andrew Chesler (16 Sep 1906–16 Jun 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 72440306, citing Lakeside Cemetery, Biwabik, St. Louis County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Jim Childers (contributor 47455615) .