Dennis J. Kessens (1945 - 2012)


JESUP – Dennis J. Kessens, 66 years old of Jesup, died Saturday, April 28, at his home. He was born July 3, 1945, in Vinton, the son of Joseph Henry Kessens and Sarah Pauline (Mealhow) Kessens.
On Nov. 22, 1969, he was united in marriage to Joan Bernadette Becker at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Waterloo.
Mr. Kessens is survived by his wife, Joan of Jesup; three sons, Brad Kessens, Brian Kessens, Jeremy Kessens; one brother, David Kessens; one sister, Mary Kessens. His parents preceded him in death.
Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, at St. Athanasius Catholic Church, with Fr. Kenneth C. Stecher officiating.
Burial will be at St. Athanasius Cemetery, Jesup, with Military Rites conducted by Pump-Scheer American Legion Post 342 of Jesup. Visitation was Tuesday at the White Funeral Home, Jesup, where there was be a Parish Vigil Service and a Catholic Order of Forester Rosary. Visitation will continue for an hour before services Wednesday at the church. Memorials will be directed to St. Athanasius Catholic Church, Jesup, and to Camp Courageous of Iowa in Monticello. Online condolences may be made at
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from May 2 to May 19, 2012