Richard Kern Vessels

Louisville, Kentucky

Jan 1, 1924 – Nov 7, 2017 (Age 93)

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dear Mr Vessels, how sorry I am that I didnt get to see the display you fixed up on your dining room table of your war memorabilia.
You were the lovliest man, and gentleman. Full of the essence of life even at 91 when we met at Oaklawn. Im so glad I met you! and came to see you at your home before I went off to New Zealand to see my lil daughter. thank you for showing me your bracelets and wooden baskets that you perfectly! and thank you for sharing your war stories-you are...

To the Vessels family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. My father's cousin was very dear to my father and his sisters. I'm proud to own one of his beautiful baskets after I admired the one he made for my Aunt Marcie for her 100th birthday 4 years ago! Prayers for your family.

We are so sorry that Jerry's dear cousin, godfather, and delightful friend is gone. He always had a laugh and an interesting story for us, even while in a lot of pain. He was so loving and compassionate. We, especially Jerry, will miss his voice on the phone. He was an extraordinary person to know and love.

Jerry Goetz & Sharon Welch

To all the Vessels family my deep condolences and prayers are with you.

To Gale and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. May the great memories you have of your Dad carry you through this difficult time.

To Gale and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

So sorry for your loss. Eric and I spent the night with Rich and Anna a long time ago. Before the evening was ended our cheeks hurt from laughing. It's one of my favorite memories. They are both in our thoughts as are all of you.

To my friend Jan and her family,
My heart goes out to you, in your time of sorrow. You are in my thoughts and prayers!
Your dad was a phenomenal man!
With Love & Hugs,

Tim so sorry for your loss. You know I loved this guy! So happy you have so many great memories.


Richard's Obituaries

Vessels, Richard Kern,Richard Kern Vessels (age 93), husband of the late Anna Margaret (Boemker) and father of seven, passed away peacefully on November 7, 2017. A WWII Navy Veteran, Rich served bravely, earning a Purple Heart at the Battle of Okinawa. He is survived by his seven children, six...

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