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October 22, 1930 – Saturday, August 13, 2011

Service Information
Church of St. Michael in St. MIchael, MN
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funera
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
4-8 P.M.

William N. “Bill” Kessler, age 80, of St. Michael passed away on Saturday evening, August 13, 2011 at The Buffalo Hospital.

He was born on October 22, 1930 in Frankfort Township, Wright County the son of William & Gertrude Robeck Kessler.

Bill honorably served his Country in The United States Army.

On November 3, 1953, William N. Kessler & Patricia Weber were joined in holy marriage at St. Walburga Catholic Church in Fletcher. God blessed their marriage with four children.

Bill engaged in dairy farming west of St. Michael for many years. He farmed along with brothers John & Wayne in what was known as Kessler Brothers Farms. Bill was very fond of farming and always enjoyed operating farm machinery.

He was a faithful, lifelong member of The Church of St. Michael in St. Michael.

His Grandchildren and their activities were also important to Bill.

Survived by loving wife of fifty-seven years: Patricia; children: Pam (Kent) Bjorklund of St. Michael, Nancy Kessler (Nate Richards) of Albertville, William (Kerry) Kessler & Vicki Dick all of St. Michael; eleven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; sisters & brothers: Lois (Gene) Zachman, Bev Kessler, Wayne Kessler, Kate (Ray) Daleiden and Paul (Joyce) Kessler; sisters-in-law & brothers-in-law: Esther Kessler, Marlene Kessler and Eugene (Phyllis) Weber; many other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by parents, sisters: Ardis Schleif & Virginia Kessler & brothers: Dale & John Kessler.

A Mass of Christian Burial for William “Bill” Kessler will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, August 17th at The Church of St. Michael in St. Michael. Father Nathaniel Myers will be the Celebrant.

Readers will be Sadie Kessler and Cassi Dick.

Gift Bearers will be Rachel Knutsen and Allie Knutsen.

A visitation will be held at The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 16th from 4-8 P.M. Further visitation at the church on Wednesday, August 17th one hour prior to Mass.

Casket Bearers will be Bill’s seven grandsons: Nate Dahlheimer, Travis Dahlheimer, Adam Bjorklund, Jake Bjorklund, Bill Kessler, Tom Kessler & Mike Kessler.

4 Guestbook Entries

  1. Maria and Ken Felger

    Dear Vickie and Family;
    The passing of your Dad (husband) makes us very sad. We feel honored to have meet such wonderful man and family. May God give you comfort. I will always remember his beautiful smile. Be assured of our prayers.

  2. Cheryl and Jay Loberg

    Sending our thoughts and prayers from Alaska. I remember when my dad died and they said the chair is now empty but the battle is won! Hope you will all find peace that he is with all the relatives and friends in heaven, maybe doing a little farming too. Take care. With Love to you all!

  3. Abbey Correll

    Pat and rest of Bill’s family; I just wanted you to know I really enjoyed taking care of Bill at Park View. Although I have only met a few of you I feel like I know your whole family, as Pat always kept us updated on pictures of those grandchildren he was so proud of and those adorable great grandchildren. Bill was a great man and always had a sense of humor, no matter how much us girls picked on him. I am gonna miss Bill’s face every morning. My condolences go out to your entire family in your time of loss.

  4. Liela Waibel

    Vicki and family,
    I am sorry to hear of the passing of your father. I pray for peace and comfort during this very difficult time. May your memories help you to heal and may you know that he is renewed in body and spirit now as he sits with the Lord. God Bless.


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