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Steven Louis Kessler

August 13, 1955 — April 18, 2014

Steven Louis Kessler was born August 13, 1955 in Neillsville, WI, and passed away at the House of the Dove hospice on Good Friday April 18, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was an avid golfer and outdoorsman. Steve was a long-time member of Neillsville Country Club and a successful tournament player in the area. His hunting prowess--especially rifle and bow deer hunting--also yielded many trophies. Steve grew up learning the virtues of dedication and hard work in his family's farming operations. He graduated from Neillsville High School in 1973, and had an associate degree from CVTC and a finance degree from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. His career included financial planning and insurance sales and most recently he founded, operated and successfully grew SkyLinK, a technology services dealership. Steve also worked tirelessly to remodel and then gain Wisconsin and National Historical designation for the family-owned Silver Dome Ballroom. Above everything else he loved his faith and family. He was an active member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Neillsville where he enjoyed involvement in the liturgy and ministries to help others. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was preceeded in death by his grandparents Carl and Clara Kessler and Bill and Peggy Davis, uncles, Ronald Davis, Leo, Carl Jr., and Ken Kessler, Ernest Schwellenbach, and Forrest Larsen and aunts, Mildred Schwellenbach and Elaine Haas. Steve is survived by his loving and caring parents Louis and Shirley Kessler of Neillsville, siblings Shari (Richard) Brauch, Minneapolis, MN, Jeff (Sara) Kessler, Onalaska, WI, Jane (Daniel) Flynn, Cleghorn, WI. He is further survived by nieces and nephews Bennett and Briana Kulhman, Clare and Sloan Kessler, Carson Flynn. Steve was very close to his aunt Linda Davis of Eau Claire, WI, and survived by many other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 1813 Black River Road, Neillsville, WI, 54456, Saturday April 26th, 2014, at 10:00 AM with visitation starting at 9:00AM. A visitation is also planned for Friday evening April 25th, 2014 from 5:00-8:00PM at Gesche Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family preferred in support of St. Mary's Catholic Church Seminarians. Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com. The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Steve's family with Funeral arrangements.Funeral Home:Gesche Funeral Home4 South Grand AvenueNeillsville, WIUS 54456
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