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Ronald Kessel, 1943-2019

Ronald Glen Kessel, 76, of Orion, IL and Lakeshore, FL passed away Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019.

He was born Feb. 4, 1943 in Moline, IL to the late Glen J. and Nellie V. (Engholm) Kessel. He was a retired plans analyst at the Rock Island Arsenal. Ronald was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during the Vietnam War. Known as "Ron the tool man", Ron could do and fix anything. His hobbies included volunteering at the Quad City Arts Festival of Trees, woodworking, metal working, and creating stained glass. Ron was a board member and trustee of Club 610 at Lakeshore Club Villas, Florida and a member of the Milan American Legion. He was also a beloved papa to his 3 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

He is preceded in death by his sister Cheryl Kessel Walker.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years Cathy Kessel, daughter Christine Ann Kessel of Moline, IL, son Kurt Ronald Kessel and wife Lori of Rockledge, FL, 3 grandchildren Isiah, Connor, Colby and 1 great grandchild, Aliyah.

Celebration of life to be held at the Lakeshore Clubhouse at a later date.

Contributions may be sent to St. Jude's Children's Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or Quad City Arts at 1715 2nd Avenue Rock Island, IL 61201.


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