Elmer A. Gessert(1931 - 2012)

Gessert, Elmer A.

Elmer A. Gessert, 81, of Sheboygan, went home to his Lord on Wednesday evening, December 5, 2012, at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center.

Elmer was born on August 2, 1931, in the Town of Herman, son of Elmer Sr. and Edna (Strassberger) Gessert. He attended Schwartzwald School and Sheboygan North High School. Elmer served in US Army during the Korean conflict from 1952-1954. On June 30, 1956, he married Vernita Kaufmann in the Town of Sheboygan Falls. Elmer was employed as a machine set-up man with Kohler Company for 44 years until his retirement in 1994.

Elmer was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church in the Town of Sheboygan Falls where he served on the church board and as an usher. He was a member of the St. Lucas Cemetery Association Board and Kohler Quarter Century Club. Elmer enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, traveling, camping, movies, and visiting with his friends.

Elmer is survived by his wife of 56 years, Vernita; his daughter, Julie (Jan) Prinsen of Newburgh, IN; his son, Timothy (Janet) Gessert of Conifer, CO; five grandchildren, Andrew (Kaitlin) Prinsen, Phillip Prinsen, Rachael, Kate, and Ben Gessert; two sisters, Doris Musesegades of Sheboygan and Marian (Morse) Young of Belmont, CA; and one sister-in-law, Evelyn Depping of Plymouth.

Elmer was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer Gessert Sr., Edna and Hugo Hansmann, his son Dean Gessert, one sister Florence (Allen) Onnink, three brothers-in-law Milton Muesegades, Erwin (Esther) Kaufmann, and Harold Depping, and his nephew David Depping.

Funeral services to celebrate Elmer's life will be held at 10:30 am on Monday, December 10, 2012 at St. Luke Lutheran Church in the Town of Sheboygan Falls with the Rev. Elizabeth Jaeger officiating. Burial will take place in St. Lucas Lutheran Cemetery in the Town of Sheboygan Falls.

Relatives and friends may call at the Wenig Funeral Home in Sheboygan Falls from 2-5 pm on Sunday and also on Monday, at church from 9:30 am until the time of the service at 10:30 am.

A memorial fund has been established in Elmer's name for St. Luke Lutheran Church and St. Lucas Lutheran Cemetery Association.

For online condolences and additional information please visit www.wenigfuneralhome.com

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Published in Sheboygan Press on Dec. 7, 2012