Dolores Kessler

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Dolores S. Kessler, 101, of Swansea, IL, born February 18, 1915, in Belleville, IL, died Monday, April 25, 2016, at Rosewood Care Center, Swansea, IL.

Dolores was an avid gardener and worked for the Meyer Pants Factory and for Marsh Stencil, both formerly in Belleville, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Katherine, nee Kerchner, Kessler; one brother, Arthur Kessler; and one sister, Olivia Kessler.

Surviving are several dear friends.

Dolores’ friends would like to extend their thanks to Rosewood Care Center and to Hospice of Southern Illinois for the care given to Dolores.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday, April 30, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12 noon Saturday, April 30, 2016, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.  Burial will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

Condolences Left For Dolores Kessler

My Grandmother was Emma Ruhmann, nee Kessler, and my Father was Ralph Ruhmann. Please accept my condolences to the members of the Kessler families.

Eileen (Ruhmann) Curran, Waterloo, IL, 62297

My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Kessler family . So sorry for you loss . Take special care .

Cheryl Kuehn, OFallon, illinois, 62269

To Delores’ family and friends
I am so very sorry for your loss. Please, accept my heartfelt condolences. May prayers strengthen you & memories comfort you. At Isaiah 25:8; 26:19 we look forward to seeing our wonderful loves ones again as God promises.

Sheila H., , IL,


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