Margaret Kessler, 93

Margaret Ellen Virginia Kessler, 93, of Wabash, died at 10:55 a.m., Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Miller's Merry Manor East in Wabash. 

She was born July 10, 1921 in Jasper County, Indiana to Ernest and Gladys P. (Smith) Rees.

Margaret was a 1939 graduate of Lagro High School. She married Merle F. Kessler in Lagro on Sept. 21, 1939. He died August 2, 1994. Margaret was a member of Wabash Christ United Methodist Church and Lydia Circle at the church. She was a homemaker. 

She is survived by her daughter, Marcia J Irwin, of Carmel; her good friend, Gene Bucher of Wabash; six grandchildren, Jeff (Tammy) Irwin of Indianapolis, Elizabeth (Ken) Witte of Newburgh, Mark Kessler of Nokomis, Fla., Richard (Terri) Kessler of Ligonier, Dawn Kessler of Houston, Texas, and Kari Omodt of Ocoee, Fla.; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren, a daughter-in-law, Loretta Kessler of Houston; two sisters, Hazel Huffman of South Bend, and Charlotte Morrill of Syracuse, and her brother, Charles Rees of Huntington.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, two sons, Richard and Thomas Kessler, two brothers, the Rev. Oscar Rees and the Rev. Howard Rees, and two sisters, Pearl Miller and Lois Smith.

Funeral services will be 1:30 pm, Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Pastor J. Mark Whinery officiating.  Burial will be in Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Huntington County.  Friends may call one hour prior to the service Saturday.

The memorial guest book for Margaret  may be signed at


Posted on 2015 Mar 05