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William Kessler

October 14, 1927 — March 3, 2019

William (Bill) I. Kessler, 91, joined the Lord on March 3, 2019.
Bill was born October 14, 1927 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania to William and Hedwig (Gruber) Kessler. When he was a child his family moved to Sheboygan.
On June 12, 1952 he was united in marriage to Dorothy Kujus, they had two daughters Kendal and Sue.
On September 10, 1977 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth (Betty).
Bill joined Vollrath company in 1943, as a Tool and Die Maker Apprentice, and advanced to Senior Product Development Engineer. After proudly serving his country in the Navy, he returned to Vollrath in 1948. Bill truly loved his work. He especially enjoyed creating new products and was awarded numerous patents. Bill retired after 60 years with Vollrath on January 29, 2004 and continued to consult for several years.
Bill was a member of Sheboygan D'Werdenfelser Schuhplattler Club and danced for many years. He was a member of the Sheboygan Elks Lodge and Pine Hills Country Club, where he made many friends. He was also a member of the Bavarian Ludwig Sick Benefit Society, and a member of St. Dominic Catholic Parish.
Bill loved, fishing, golf, hunting, and playing cards. He took great pride in caring for his yard and was very proud of his flower garden.
Bill is survived by his beloved wife Elizabeth (Betty) Kessler, his daughters Kendal McLamara, and Sue (Gary) Kessler-Scholl, their mother Dorothy McKnight, step-daughter Janice (Rick) Schindler, grandchildren Reed William Scholl, Bradley Scholl, Stuart Scholl, Louisa Scholl, step grand-children David Badura, Tamara Badura, Erin (Steve) Saarinen, Collin Schindler, great step-grandson Arlo Badura, step-daughter-in-law Judy Badura, and sister-in-law Ann (Dave) Oxley.
He is preceded in death by his parents, twin sister Frieda (Al) Goetz, sister Jeanette Zimmerman, step-son Thomas Badura.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Noon at Ballhorn Chapels Funeral & Cremation Care Center, 1201 N. 8th St. Sheboygan, with Father Gideon Buya officiating. Relatives and friends may visit with the family from 10:00 am until the time of service, at the Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill's memory can be made to the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation (diabetesresearch.org.) or UW Carbone Cancer Center Melanoma Fund (UWhealth.org/waystogive).
Bill was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather, and dear friend to many. A kind and gentle man, Bill was the ultimate optimist, and an inspiration to all who knew him.

Visitation
Saturday, March 9, 2019
10:00 AM 3/9/2019 10:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 3/9/2019 12:00:00 PM
Ballhorn Chapels

1201 N. 8th Street
Sheboygan, WI 53081

Ballhorn Chapels
1201 N. 8th Street Sheboygan 53081 WI
United States
Funeral Service
Saturday, March 9, 2019
12:00 PM 3/9/2019 12:00:00 PM
Ballhorn Chapels

1201 N. 8th Street
Sheboygan, WI 53081

Ballhorn Chapels
1201 N. 8th Street Sheboygan 53081 WI
United States
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