Raymond G. Kessler

November 22, 1927 ~ May 11, 2022 (age 94)

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Raymond George Kessler, age 94, died peacefully at home in St. Charles, Illinois, surrounded by family.

Married for 72 years to his beloved wife Rose, who survives him.

Following God's admonition to "be fruitful and multiply", Ray's legacy includes 13 children, 40 grandchildren, and 22 (and counting) great grandchildren. 

Ray was a proud Navy veteran who served in the Pacific aboard the USS Mt. McKinley, witnessing the US atomic bomb tests. 

A graduate of Illinois Institute of Technology, Ray was a Dreamer of Big Dreams: Engineer, Draftsman, Farmer, Salesman, Energy Company Executive, Antique Trader, Vintage Clock Repairman, Flea Market Field General, Master Re-User of Everyday Stuff.

In addition to Rose, Ray is survived by 13 loving children: Gregory (Jane), Marcus (Evryl), Patrick (Marian), Rosemary, Timothy (Patricia), Peter (Jeannine), Susan (George), Paul, Michael (Molly), Philip (Susanne), Madeline (David), Mary, and John.

A visitation for Raymond will be held Tuesday, May 17, 2022 from 9:00 am until the time of his funeral prayers at 10:15 am at Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State Street, Geneva proceeding to St. Patrick Catholic Church, 400 Cedar Street, St. Charles for Celebration of Funeral Mass at 11:00 am with Msgr. Daniel Deutsch, Celebrant.

Burial will follow at Prairie Cemetery in St. Charles.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Patrick Catholic Church, 6N491 Crane Road St. Charles Illinois 60175 would be appreciated.

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May 17, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
Malone Funeral Home
324 East State Street
Geneva, IL 60134

Funeral Mass
May 17, 2022

11:00 AM
St Patrick Catholic Church
400 Cedar Street
St. Charles, Illinois 60174

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