Earl Joseph Fessler

Earl Joseph FESSLER October 13, 1936 ~ May 25, 2011 Earl is survived by his loving wife Barbara Thompson Fessler, his children Dianne Fessler, Jeff Fessler and Mark Fessler, and his sister Lea Schlaefer and brother Harvey Fessler. Earl had an adventurous life full of travel, boating, and family adventures. He grew up in Milwaukee Wisconsin, then spent time working and living all over the world as an aerospace engineer. He loved the water and cruising on the CallyO in the San Juan and Gulf Islands. He spent his winters in Maui enjoying the warm weather and loved spending time with his family. He taught his children to work hard, to be kind and loving, and to enjoy life to its fullest. We will all miss him very much and know that he is sailing now where the sun always shines and the following breeze is a steady 15 knots. Earl was a loving husband, great Dad, and a very kind and gentle person with a smile for everyone. He will be greatly missed. A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, June 2nd at 11:00a.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Bellevue. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the charity of your choice.

Published in The Seattle Times on May 29, 2011