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Gerald Kessler

Gerald “Jerry” Lewis Kessler, 85, of Tiffin, died at Findlay Hospice Care Center on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023.
He was born Nov. 3, 1937, in Carey, to the late Raymond and Esther (Goshe) Kessler. He married Joan E. (Vaughn) Speece-Kessler on June 19, 2015, and she survives. He is also survived by a daughter, Jodi Kessler and her husband Jeff Becker, Chicago, Ill.; a step-daughter, Bridget Turk, New Albany; step-granddaughter, Kimberly (Jim) Henry, Ravenna; brothers, Don (Linda) Kessler, Delaware; David (Cathy) Kessler, Johnstown; Michael Kessler, Tiffin; sisters, Rose Marie (George) Fox, Findlay; Alice McDermott, Sycamore; Virginia Trytko, Findlay; Margie (Russell) Ruppright, Findlay; Mary Romig, Tiffin; and Patricia Wurm, Tiffin.
He is preceded in death by his first wife, Lily Sue (Rowe) Kessler; a step-daughter, Deborah Malchano; and brothers, James Kessler and Harold Kessler.
Jerry served in the United States Army from 1961-1963 stationed in Fort Knox. He worked at GE Company in Tiffin until its closing. He then drove truck hauling fuel and oil until he retired. For many years he wintered in Leesburg, Fla., at Palm Shores Park where he was on the maintenance crew.
His hobbies were fishing, hunting, woodworking and carpenter work. Jerry enjoyed making birdhouses.
The family will receive friends Thursday, Nov. 9, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Bringman Clark Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky. A memorial service will follow with the Rev. Charles McClone officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bridge Hospice or Cancer Research Institute in care of Bringman Clark Funeral Home, 226 E. Wyandot Avenue, Upper Sandusky, OH 43351.
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  1. Chuck & Carol Speece on November 9, 2023 at 8:26 am

    We only knew Jerry less than 10 years but packed a lot of “friendship” in those years. My cousin Joan asked me to officiate their wedding and the “knot held tightly”! We enjoyed getting together in Florida and here in Ohio, going to events in Amish country, family reunions and just visiting, even if Jerry did hold up a “we’re not home” sign when he knew we were coming to visit! Jerry’s dry sense of humor kept us on our toes and every time we go up the steps in our garage, we will remember his help in building that sturdy railing. We were blessed to have known Jerry.

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