KESSLER, George J. 1908-1979
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/16/2017 at 07:13:12
Funeral Tuesday For Geo. Kessler
Funeral services for George J. Kessler, 71, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the Holland Christian Reformed church. Rev. Karl Wiersum officiated. Mrs. Raymond Hinders played "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Beyond The Sunset" as organ interludes.
Casket bearers were Burgess Hawn, Carroll Miller, Wesley Freed, Henry Werkman, Henry Siefken and James Bienfang. Edward Brower was usher. Burial was in the Holland church cemetery. Relatives and friends returned to the church for lunch and fellowship.
George died Saturday, October 6, 1979 at 6:15 p.m. in the Allen Memorial hospital where he had been a patient since September 22.
He was born January 18, 1908 in Grundy County, Iowa, the son of William H. and Engelina Poppen Kessler. The family lived in Holland for several years. He was employed as a day laborer and in farm work. George served in the U.S. Army in World War II from September 4, 1942 to February 22, 1943. In the early 50's George and his parents moved to Grundy Center where he was employed by the City of Grundy Center in the Street Department. Following the death of his parents he continued to live alone. He was self-employed as a mechanic.
His survivors include three sisters and one brother, Mrs. Dorothea Witt of Maple Manor Nursing Home, Aplington; Mrs. Fred (Wilma) Kalkwarf of Parkersburg; Mrs. Tony (Evangeline) Sinke of Portage, Mich.; and LeRoy Kessler of Independence. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and four brothers.
Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home took care of arrangements. A memorial fund has been established.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 11 October 1979, pg 3
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