Geraldine Kessler

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422 West Mansfield Street New Washington OH 44854 10/21/2017 10:00:00

422 West Mansfield Street New Washington OH 44854 10/21/2017 11:30:00

Geraldine Kessler, age 88, of New Washington, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at the Bucyrus Community Hospital. She was born June 26, 1929 in Bettsville, Ohio to the late Cleveland and Hazel (Greene) Swartzmiller. She was a member of the St. Bernard Catholic Church in New Washington and had worked at General Electric in Bucyrus. She enjoyed following The Ohio State Buckeyes, the Cleveland Indians and the Cleveland Cavs.
She is survived by 4 children, Joe (Bobbie) Kessler of Crestline, Ohio, Linda Kessler of Bucyrus, Bernard (Nancy) Kessler of New Washington and Tom Kessler of New Washington; 2 grandsons, Justin Kessler of Attica and Gabe (Jennifer) Kessler of Mansfield; 1 great granddaughter, Addie Kessler; one sister, Ladora Studer of New Washington; one sister-in-law, Jean Evenden of Troy, Ohio and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Kessler; 2 daughters-in-law, Pam Adams Kessler and Shelley Burge Kessler; 4 siblings, Joe Swartzmiller, Gouldy Flood, Helen Pine and Arminta Kanieski.
Friends may gather at St. Bernard Catholic Church on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM with a memorial mass at 11:30 AM with Father George Mahas officiating. Burial will follow at St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Fairway School in Bucyrus or to the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Pam Ridenour - Sep 15, 2017

My thoughts and prayers go out to my cousins in the loss of their mother. Remember the times we spent with them when we were little.

Ivy amos - Sep 15, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with you Bernie and Tom. May the memories of her that mean most to you live forever in your hearts. My deepest prayers and sympathy to you and your family.

Char Dallas - Sep 15, 2017

Our sympathy to all the Kessler family. May she rest in peace.
Char & Larry Dallas

Lois Kehres - Sep 15, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with all the family. May she rest in Gods loving arms.

Linda Ostrom - Sep 14, 2017

My condolences to the family and my prayers to all.
(My parents – Cecil and Thelma Ridenour)