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Harold Kessler


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Harold Kessler Obituary
Harold Kessler passed away November 25, 2018 at the age of 98 in Lodi, CA.  He was born April 25, 1920 in North Dakota where he grew up farming alongside seven siblings.  In 1945, he and Violet Meidinger were married in Lehr, ND.  While working their own farm they had their first son, Karl, and moved to Lodi in 1953 where they raised two more children, Mark and JoAnn. 
Harold was a loyal General Mills employee for 30 years.  He and Violet were active in the church, and they enjoyed playing cards with the local community.  Before Violet passed in 1985, they traveled the world.  In his later years, he enjoyed spending time with his friend Lee Wiebe and chatting with pals at the Richmaid.  He remained current in world affairs and his home was the hub for family gatherings.  Harold deeply cared for his children and grandchildren. He was well loved in return. 
He is preceded in death by son Karl, wife Violet, and daughter JoAnn.  He is survived by son Mark (Pearl), (William Hartgrove), grandchildren Roxanne & Jacob Kessler and Caroline & Anne Hartgrove.
A viewing will be held at Cherokee Memorial Evergreen Chapel on Sunday, December 2 from noon to 4:30, Hwy 99 & Harney Lane.  Services and burial will be held at the same place on Monday Dec. 3 at 10:00am, followed by a reception at Lodi First Baptist Church at noon, 267 North Mills Avenue, Lodi.
Published in Lodi News-Sentinel from Nov. 30 to Dec. 7, 2018
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