Eugene L. “Gene” Kessler, age 73, of Auburn passed away on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
Mr. Kessler was born June 24, 1947 in Auburn to Willis and Violet (Smith) Kessler.
He married Sally M. Emerick on December 25, 1966 in Waterloo. She resides in Auburn.
Mr. Kessler honorably served his country in the United States Army serving in Vietnam as a specialist 5th class.
Gene worked for Dana/Eaton Corporation in Auburn for 30 years retiring in 2001. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Auburn American Legion Post 97. He enjoyed fishing, playing golf and country line dancing with Sally. Gene believed that America was a great country and he was very patriotic. He enjoyed living his life to the fullest, making everyday a great day!
His wife; Sally Kessler.
Daughter and son-in-law; Candy and Tom Cupka.
Son and daughter-in-law; Jeff and Mary Kessler.
7 grandchildren and their spouses; Jonathan Kessler, Desmond and Kassandra Kessler, Kordell Kessler, Dayton Kessler, Allie and James Dillinger, Michael Cupka and Emily Cupka.
1 great granddaughter; Jada Kessler.
2 sisters; Carolyn Halliger and Judy Thompson.
1 brother; Lloyd Kessler.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother; Don Kessler.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 South Center Street in Auburn. Additional visitation will be held on Wednesday one hour prior to the funeral service from 10:00 to 11:00.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Feller and Clark Funeral Home in Auburn with Rev. Dr. Robert Craig officiating.
Burial will take place at Roselawn Cemetery in Auburn.
Military honors at Roselawn Cemetery will be provided by the Auburn American Legion Post 97 Color Guard with assistance from the Garrett American Legion Post 178 and active members of the United States Army.
Memorial donations may be directed to the Auburn American Legion Post 97, 1729 Sprott Street, Auburn, Indiana 46706, the Garrett American Legion Post 178, 515 West 5th Avenue, Garrett, Indiana 46738 or the Angola American Legion Post 31, 1760 West Maumee Street, Angola, Indiana 46703.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.fellerandclark.com and on our Facebook page at Feller and Clark Funeral Homes.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Feller and Clark Funeral Home in Auburn.
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