Donald E. Kessler

April 4, 1935 - May 5, 2017

Donald E. Kessler, age 82, of Medina went to his heavenly home on Friday, May 5, 2017. Don was born in Wayne County on April 4, 1935. He lived most of his life in Lodi.

He had worked at the creamery of the former Elm Farm Dairy, Lodi Saw Mill and retired from Lodi Equity.

Don had loved to ride horses, hunt and fish in his younger years. He was a faithful and dedicated caregiver to his wife Edna and he was a devoted father to his only daughter. Don was noted for his excellent cooking.

Don was legally blind, but was a very talented wood carver making many intricate items he shared with family and friends.

He will be greatly missed by his daughter- Tereasa (Bill) Rankin, grandchildren- Kristen (Jim) Nemes, their children, Jimmy, Michael, Haleigh, DJ and Austin; Vanessa (Chris) Finan, their children, Emma & Andrew; William III and his son, Nicholas. Don has many extended friends that were his family as well.

Don was preceded in death by his beloved wife- Edna Kessler, and his parents- Alta Mae (nee Ryneer) and Alvin Ramsier.

Friends and family will gather Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Bauer Funeral Home, 2089 Columbia Road Valley City for viewing with the funeral at 11:00 AM.

Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Seville, OH

In lieu of flowers- The family suggests memorials may be made to the APL and Hospice of Western Reserve.


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