Adam Winslow Kesling

NEW BUFFALO - Adam Winslow Kesling, passed away on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at home in New Buffalo, MI.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2 pm ET on Saturday, November 6, 2021, at Waters Edge Church, 18732 Harbor Country Dr., New Buffalo, MI. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service, from noon-2 pm ET.

Considering all the lives Adam has touched through the years, we ask that your sharing at visitation be brief, so everyone in the community can give their support. Out of respect for the family, masks will be appreciated and available at the door. Burial will be held privately at a later date in Pine Lake Cemetery, LaPorte, IN.

Because of Adams love for animals, memorial contributions may be made to the Michiana Humane Society or the Laporte County Small Animal Shelter. Those wishing to send a condolence online may do so at

Adam was born on July 7, 1961, to Dr. Peter and Charlene (Kneisley) Kesling in LaPorte, IN. He graduated from LaPorte High School in 1979 and then went on to attend Purdue University. Professionally, Adam worked in business management and sales for an Orthodontic Supply Company, founded by his grandfather, Dr. H. D. Kesling in 1941. He enjoyed antique automobiles and restored a 1940 Buick, known as " Creampuff ."

Adam was kind and selfless, with a heart of gold. He loved to give back to others and the community cherished him. He saved two lives using the Heimlich maneuver and was honored in 2015 for his heroics. Adam maintained a large circle of friends and most of all, loved spending time with his family and long-time partner, Lori Bulthuis.

Adam is survived by his parents, Dr. Peter and Charlene Kesling; significant other, Lori Bulthuis; siblings, Dr. Christopher (Tami) Kesling, Andrew Kesling and Emily Kesling. Also beloved pets; cats, Emmy and Oscar and dog, Barkley.

Published by Harbor Country News on Nov. 4, 2021.
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12:00p.m. - 2:00p.m.
Waters Edge Church
18732 Harbor Country Dr, New Buffalo, MI
Celebration of Life
Waters Edge Church
18732 Harbor Country Dr, New Buffalo, MI
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Lori, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you.
Bob Khoury
November 4, 2021
Oh what a loss of a kind person, my cousin who we all loved so much. I will be thinking of aunt Charlene and uncle Pete and my other cousins, and Lori so sorry.
Sandra Kesling
November 4, 2021
omg i am shock he was the most loving little guy when he was little I loved them all but he was such a snuggle bug love you Cynthia Dorman
cynthia hastings
November 3, 2021
Condolences to the Kesling Family for the loss of their Son and Brother.
Michael Perlich
November 3, 2021
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