June 8, 1926 – Sunday, July 20, 2014
St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael, MN
Thursday, July 24th, 2014
AT THE CHURCH
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
Esther Kessler, 88, of St. Michael passed away on Sunday, July 20th 2014 at her home.
Esther Zachman was born on June 8th 1926, the first child of Otto and Martha Zachman.
On November 11th 1947, Esther married Francis Dale Kessler at the Church of St. Michael. God blessed their marriage with fifteen children, forty-two grandchildren and twenty-six great-grandchildren.
Survived by loving children: Jacqueline Scherber (Ray Edgette), Judith (Dick) Hofmeister, Michele Luhmann, Mark (Gale) Kessler, Peggy (Max) Johnson, Fran (Dave) Brant, Kurt (Cindy) Kessler, Roberta (Dale) Kolles, Lisa (Jim) Dick, Gwen (Mark) Krutzig, Karl (Karen) Kessler, Joseph (Laurie) Kessler, Dawn (Paul) Soukup, Connie Kessler (Paul Kammerer); Esther will especially be missed by her grandchildren: Stephanie (Ross) Dahlheimer, Drew Scherber; Ben Hofmeister (Jennifer Houle), Abe (Janet) Hofmeister, Lincoln (Shaina) Hofmeister; Nicholas Luhmann, Nathan Luhmann; Danielle (Steven) Winkler, Adam (Sara) Kessler, Lauren Kessler, Ryan Kessler; Nicole (Nick) Rice, Max (Candice) Johnson, Michael (Rachel) Johnson, Myles (Sandra) Johnson; Derek Brant (Jen Lommel), Ashley (Eric) Kolles, Kacie (Nick) McEwen, Courtney (Mitch) Zachman; Matt (Jill) Kessler, Alex Kessler (Jessica Schmoll), Todd (Jordan) Kessler; Trenton Kolles, Estee Kolles, Dexter Kolles; Alyssa (Dustin) Pender, Brianna Dick, Natalie Dick (Keith Rognrud), Samantha Dick, Gavin Dick; Tyler Krutzig, Tanner Krutzig, Dain Krutzig, Cole Krutzig; Riley Kessler, Mackenzie Kessler, Samuel Kessler; Taylor Kessler; Hailey Soukup, Trey Soukup, Chase Soukup; Great-grandchildren: Nash and Gabe Dahlheimer; Lake, Noelle, and Maiya Hofmeister; Alivia and Addison Hofmeister; Kingston and Jagger Hofmeister; Isabella and Katarina Rice; Max III Johnson; Ariana and Leo Johnson; Layla Johnson; Kennedy Brant; Declan Kolles; Kadence and Hudson McEwen; Callen Zachman; Madelyn, Garrett, Oliver and Henry Kessler; Tavin Pender. Further survived by brother and sister: Anita Kolles; Elva Weber; Earl Zachman, Marian Meyer, Jeanette Fricke, Alice Kelly, and sister-in-law Eleanor Zachman. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Dale Kessler; daughter, Jennifer Kessler; son-in-law, Neil Luhman; grandson, Justin Kolles; great-grandson, Noah Hofmeister, and brother, Vernette Zachman.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Esther Kessler was held on Thursday, July 24th 2014 at The St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael, Minnesota. Celebrant for the Mass was Father Peter Richards. Interment followed at The St. Michael Cemetery.
A visitation was held on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 from 4-8 P.M. at The St. Michael Catholic Church. A Prayer service was held at 7:30 P.M. Further visitation was held on Thursday morning, July 24th at the church one hour prior to Mass.
Casket Bearers were Stephanie Dahlheimer, Abraham Hofmeister, Derek Brant, Riley Kessler, Todd Kessler, Dexter Kolles, Gavin Dick and Taylor Kessler.