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Peter William Kessler, 1938-2019


Last updated 10/9/2019 at 4:09pm

Peter William Kessler, 81, of Lake Wales passed away Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 at the Lifecare Center in Winter Haven.

He was born June 16, 1938 in Cleveland, OH to the late Richard and Carol (Thompson) Kessler. He has been a resident of the area since 1985 coming from Indiana. Peter received his bachelor’s degree in history in 1965 from Lake Forest College in IL and was a bookkeeper with Bethlehem Steel Corporation and a Veteran in the United States Navy. He was a volunteer at Bok Tower Gardens for 8 years, a volunteer firefighter for 18 years in Indiana, he was a Civil War Buff and was part of the reenactments in Indiana.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years Carolyn Kessler, sons Peter W. Kessler, Jr. and wife Kasey of Lakeland, James Kessler of Atlanta, GA, brothers John Kessler of Ft. Lauderdale, Bruce Kessler and wife Merrilynn of PA, 1 grandson Ethan Kessler and 3 great grandchildren.

Memorial service to be announced. Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales is in charge of arrangements.


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