Nelson Funeral Home
162 East 400 North
Logan, UT
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.

Published by Deseret News from Feb. 18 to Feb. 19, 2010.
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To Steve, Aaron
I am so sorry to hear about your brother.
Your friend,
Emily Ford
Emily Ford
February 22, 2010
My love to the Kesler family. Phil was a friend of our son Gary. I remember many good times with Swing Choir members at our house and listening to the men's quartet sing at Seminary graduation.
I am also a fan of Voice Male. We will miss a great voice but know he will be waiting for his famiy.
JoAnn Ray
February 21, 2010
Phil was a terrific guy! He had the courage and the courtesy to sing the strange music that I wrote and I always enjoyed playing the piano for him as he sang John Bucchino songs. He sang them VERY well! I hope he'll let me play for him again if I make it to where he's gone. He must REALLY be singing now!
Todd Bennion
February 21, 2010
I was so sorry to hear of the about this sad news. I was one of the many fans of Voice Male, and enjoyed the music and enthusiam of the group many times. Phil was a friend of my daughter's, who has also since passed away, and when I was able to meet Phil in person, he took time to share some kind thoughts and fun memories with me. I will remember him as a warm, talented and truly kind person. His loss will be felt by so many. My prayers go out to his sweet little family.
Candace Hall
February 20, 2010
I have been to several of the VoiceMale concerts and have all of the CD's in my music library. Phil has a wonderful voice and a calm spirit about him. My prayers go out to his enire family, but especially his wife and daughter. My condolences for your loss.
Carolyn Dalley, (Roy, UT)
Carolyn Dalley
February 19, 2010
To Heidi and Eden - much love! To Phil, thanks my friend for touching my life for good and for sharing the best of yourself.
Brian Weston
February 19, 2010
Dear Orson,Claudia & the entire Kesler family.
We wish to send our condolences to you in this time of your great loss.
Our hearts & prayers go out to you all.
May the memories you have of Phillip bring you happiness & not sorrow.
May God Bless you all.
Don & Margaret Gord
Donald Gord
February 19, 2010
I had the honor of being Elder Kesler's companion for 5 months in Taiwan. He was an answer to my prayers and was a great support in our efforts in being on the Lord's errand.
To the Kesler family - I am so heart broken for your loss and words can't express the sympathy I wish to convey. But the sting will only be for a time until it will be turned to joy at you're re-union. My best...
Mike Spainhower
February 18, 2010
I'm so sorry for your loss. I've been a Voice Male fan forever and will always remember the sweet rendition of "I'll be home for Christmas" sitting next to Heidi. You're both an example of faith and courage. May the Kesler family and Voice Male members feel God's loving arms wrapped around you when you miss him the most.
Sherilyn Hirschi
February 18, 2010
We are saddened at the loss of this wonderful and talented person. We knew Phil over many years as Voice Male performed for Sinclair Oil in Sun Valley and Salt Lake. He will be greatly missed by all those who loved his rich, melodic baritone voice. We will surely miss him. Our love to you, Heidi, and your sweet daughter.
Lowell & Debbie Hardy
February 18, 2010
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
Gary Pefersen
February 18, 2010
We don't know you, but we have enjoyed your music and the spirit of it for many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Kesler family and the Voice Male family during this hard time!
Anna Smith
February 18, 2010
I am so very sorry for your loss. Your in my thoughts and prayers. May God surround you with His peace, comfort and love during this time.
Dani Bowser
February 18, 2010
So sorry to hear about Phillip. We all have fond memories of him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

Janeal McCleery Wilson and family
Janeal Wilson
February 18, 2010
Heidi and Eden my love is with you at this time and always. Phil thank you for being my forever friend.
Wendy Robinson
February 18, 2010
Phil was a great friend. I wish I could have known him more after high school. He was always there for me growing up and during high school. Phil You will always be in my memories and make me smile.
Dayna McCleery
Dayna McCleery
February 18, 2010
I have enjoyed Voice Male's performances for many years. Phil had a wonderful voice and a special presence. I extend my deep sympathy to his family.
Janet Jensen
February 18, 2010
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