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Carl P. Kessler

August 13, 1934 ~ April 3, 2018 (age 83)

Carl P. Kessler, age 83, of Combined Locks, passed away peacefully at St. Paul Home on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 surrounded by his family.  Carl was born on August 13, 1934 in Appleton, son of the late Carl and Elizabeth (Schaeffer) Kessler.  He served in the United States Army from 1954 to 1956.  On October 6, 1956 he married Grace Hartzheim at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Darboy.  Carl was employed by Gibson Chevrolet as Parts Manager for most of his working years.  He enjoyed spending time with his family, reading – especially World War II history, and boating.  Carl enjoyed playing Sheephead with his good friends, and his favorite pastime was sitting in his swing in the garage and waving to all the neighbors as they passed by.

Carl is survived by his wife, Grace, his children, Susan (Bob) Zahn, Kathryn (Tony) Cardoza, Mike (fiancé Pattie Bell) Kessler, Jane (Tim) Shaffer, Lora (Jim) Ring, and Tim Kessler.  He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters, Bill Kessler, Elizabeth Biesterveld, George (Pat) Kessler, Chris (Rob) Wierzbinski, two brothers-in-law, David (Dolores) Hartzheim and Leon Hartzheim, and numerous nieces and nephews.  Carl was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Van Krey and JoAnn Coenen.

Funeral services for Carl will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at St. Paul Catholic Church, 410 Wallace St., Combined Locks, with Fr. Andy Kysely officiating.  Visitation will be at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services.  Burial will be in Holy Angels Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers a memorial is being established.  For online condolences, please visit:  

The family would like to thank all of the caregivers and staff at St. Paul Home for the wonderful support given to Carl.  Also, they wish to thank Dr. Timothy Goggins for his years of care.


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