Jean Kessler, 78, passed away Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at her home in rural Butler.
She was born November 2, 1942, in Butler to Darwin and Ethel (Kniss) Troyer. They have both preceded her in death.
Jean was a homemaker.
She married Bill Kessler on May 28, 1961, in Butler, and he passed away January 1, 2011.
Jean was a former member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church and was a member of the Butler United Methodist Church.
Jean was an inspiring strong-willed woman who battled Multiple Sclerosis for the past 45 year. She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed the fishing trips to Minnesota.
Surviving are four children and their spouses, Kimberly K. and Casey Boyd of Hudson, Kelly L. Curry of Butler, W. Kenneth and Lisa Kessler of Hamilton and Kori R. Kessler of Butler; 12 grandchildren, Chad (Jenni) Strawn, Candi (Angel) Medina, Cody (Lisa) Curry, Zack Curry, Brandi (Ashley) Curry, Trever Curry, Bryson Curry, Randi (Nick) Curry, Josh Kessler, Rian (Megan) Kessler, Shawn Kessler and Troy Kessler; 13 great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; three sisters, Helen Getts of Hamilton, Janet (Lowell) Johnson of New Carlisle, Ohio, and Mary (Bill) Blue of Mobile, Alabama; and a brother, Howard Troyer of Butler.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; grandson, Steven Kessler; brother, Paul Troyer; two sisters-in-law, Gloria Troyer and Dorothy Troyer; and a brother-in-law, Richard Getts.
Services will be at noon Friday, May 21, 2021, at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 875 S. Wayne St., Waterloo, with the Rev. Mike Halferty officiating.
Burial will take place in Butler Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. – noon Friday, May 21, 2021, prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to Multiple Sclerosis Association or Disabled American Veterans.
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