Donald J. Kessler

January 20, 1926-December 26, 2017

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Donald J. Kessler, 91 of Hanford and previously of Riverdale, was born in Minneapolis on January 20, 1926, the third child of Jacob Kessler and Stephanie Fox. He passed away peacefully on December 26, 2017, surrounded by his family. He graduated in 1944 from Great Falls High School in Montana. He was drafted into the army and served 2 years in Germany. He earned a business administration degree from Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon. He returned to Great Falls and worked as an accountant for International Harvester, as well as other companies. He taught business courses in several high schools in Montana and 24 years at Riverdale High School. Donald is survived by his wife of 67 years; Anne-Marie Kessler; children Jackie Shoals, Twila Smith, Wendy Russell, Donald Kessler, Marianne Kessler, and Laurie Kessler-Silva; 8 grandchildren: 8 great grandchildren; and one great great grandson.

Services will be held at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, Laton. Rosary will be held on January 12, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. Funeral mass will be held on January 13, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may contribute to the Epilepsy Foundation, 8301 Professional Place East, Suite 200, Landover, MD 20785-2353

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