Phillip Andrew Kesler 1968 ~ 2010 On Thursday, February 11, 2010 Phillip Andrew Kesler passed peacefully from this life into the next. His wife, Heidi, and daughter, Eden were home with him at the time of his passing. He had fought metastatic colorectal cancer for the past three years. During that time, he continued to serve his church and to teach graphic design at Jacksonville State University in Alabama. He held degrees (BA, MFA) in art from Utah State University and has been an Assistant Professor at JSU since fall 2005. He loved design, typography, and especially his students and colleagues. Phil was also a member of Voice Male, an award-winning contemporary a cappella group. He loved music (both vocal and piano) and poetry. Phil was born in Midvale, UT on July 23, 1968. He served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Taiwan. In addition to his wife and daughter, Phil is survived by his parents Claudia and Orson Kesler of Alpine, UT; and brothers: Matt (Tauna) of Liberty, MO; Dan of Taylorsville, UT; Ken of Thousand Oaks, CA; Aaron of Alpine, UT; Steve (Morgann) of Salt Lake City, UT; and many in-laws, nieces, and nephews. A public viewing will be held Friday, February 19th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. It will be held at Nelson Funeral Home at 162 East 400 North in Logan. The funeral service will be Saturday, February 20th at the LDS Chapel at 625 East 600 South, Smithfield. A viewing for out of town guests will be held at the church from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. Services will begin at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation to the Eden Marie Kesler Trust Fund at any branch of Zion's Bank.
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Published in Deseret News from Feb. 18 to Feb. 19, 2010.