John Kessler

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John W. Kessler

John Kessler, 82, Neenah, passed away Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at Sterling House. He was born May 29, 1931, in Appleton, son of Edward and Mary (Langenberg) Kessler. John married Sally Stilp on April 24, 1954, in Neenah. He was employed by Marathon, which became American Can Company, and later Georgia Pacific, for 44 ½ years. John was a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Neenah, and the Knights of Columbus #5514 Neenah Council.

John is survived by his wife, Sally; children: Stephen (Jean) Kessler, Poughkeepsie, NY; Jean (Ernest) Legge, Stormville, NY; Rosanne (Howard) Taylor, Moscow Mills, MO; William (Beverly) Kessler, Uxbridge, MA; and Thomas (Michele) Kessler, Green Bay; 15 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; siblings: Sister Donna Marie Kessler, Manitowoc; Lawrence (Donna) Kessler, Neenah; Robert (Nancy) Kessler, Exeland, WI; Virginia Bolwerk, Neenah; Thomas (Joyce) Kessler, Turtle Lake, WI; and Donna Kessler, Green Bay; two brothers-in-law: Don (Jean) Stilp, Neenah; and Tom Stilp, Aiken, SC; and many other relatives and friends.

John was preceded in death by his parents; a son, David; an infant daughter; a brother-in-law, Willard Bolwerk; and a sister-in-law, Marilyn Stilp.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 3, 2014, at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 620 Division St., Neenah, with Fr. David Funk O.F.M. Cap officiating. Interment will be in St. Margaret Cemetery, Neenah. Visitation will be at the church on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass.

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Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Jan. 31, 2014
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