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Joan M. Kessler


Jan. 10, 1937 - Apr. 9, 2020

Sutton resident Joan M. Kessler, 83, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2020, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings, NE.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, a private family funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at Sutton Memorial Chapel in Sutton, NE with Pastor Mary Scott officiating. Services will be live-streamed from Sutton Memorial Chapel’s Facebook page beginning at 10:30 a.m. Private interment will follow at the Sutton Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 1 p.m. – 8 p.m., at Sutton Memorial Chapel in Sutton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the family to be designated later.

Joan was born on January 10, 1937, in Hastings, NE to Clarence W. and Edna Mae (Uhrich) Sheets. She graduated from Hastings High School in 1955. After high school, she worked for Dutton-Lainson Company in Hastings, NE. She married Arthur R. Kessler, Jr. on June 15, 1958. Four children were born to this union; Paul, Rachel, Charles, and Amy.

Joan was a member of the Sutton Federated Church, American Legion Auxiliary, and Order of the Eastern Star. Her greatest passion in life was spending time with her family and most importantly her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Some of her favorite things to do with them were playing cards and board games. She enjoyed baking, cooking, shopping and going to the movies. She also cherished the times she shared with her friends at the coffee group.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Arthur R. Kessler, Jr. of Sutton, NE; sons, Paul (Wendi) Kessler of Sutton, NE; Charles Kessler and fiancé Asya of Centennial, CO; daughters, Rachel Colling of Littleton, CO; and Amy Chaney of Central City, NE; grandchildren, Randa (Blake) Kai of Pender, NE; Jake Kessler and fiancé MaKayla of Sutton, NE; Olivia Kessler and Ellie Kessler both of Sutton, NE; Lia Kessler of Centennial, CO; Haley Colling and Alyssa Colling both of Littleton, CO; and Madison Chrisman of Central City, NE; great-grandchildren, Graham, Adeline, and Aidan Kai all of Pender, NE; sister, Jean Roth of Highlands Ranch, CO; and numerous nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence W. and Edna Mae Sheets; brother, Clarence Steven Sheets; nephews, J. Robert Knigge and Richard J. Knigge, Jr.

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Aug. 24, 2020
Carol kauae
Went to school with the kids
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May your mom red in peace, I am sending hugs and prayers. May god give you strength and peace through this sad time

Apr. 30, 2020
Philip Sheridan
Friend
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Amy and Paul and family. My condolences to you and your family for losing your Mom. Every time I came over to play she was so nice. God bless.

Philip Sheridan

Apr. 15, 2020
The Kassebaums
Friends that are like family
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Direct, sassy, sweet, amazing, these are just some of the immediate adjectives that come to mind describing an amazing woman. We are so sorry for your loss and know that words cannot describe where you are all at right now. Rest in our prayers and know we are here for you in every way 🕊💕🤗

Apr. 14, 2020
Larry and Sandy Griess
friend
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Sandy remembers being in club with Joan, and she made a wonderful lime ice-cream dessert. She will be missed. With Deepest sympathy and prayers for comfort.
Sincerely
Larry and Sandy Griess

Apr. 13, 2020
Hilly and Doris Huber
Friends
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Hilly and I would like to express our sincere sympathy to Art and the rest of the family.
Joan was a special friend, always greeted you with a smile.

Apr. 13, 2020
Tammi and Kris Gunterson
Wendi's sister
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We want to express our sympathy and let you know that our thoughts are with you, we wish you peace and healing during this difficult time.

Apr. 13, 2020
Lori McCroden
Friend
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We are sorry for your loss at his time where we can't even offer you a hug.
Peace and Prayers for you at this time!
The McCrodens

Apr. 13, 2020
Gary & Gail England
Cousin
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Art, and family. I have so many wonderful memories of our childhood together. Love to all.🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻.

Apr. 12, 2020
Carol Casteel
Family by marriage
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Our hearts are saddened for the loss of Joan our prayers are for Art and the entire family . Especially at this sad time we will always remember our lovely holiday dinners together and her famous pecan pie and I was always happy we both enjoyed a second look at a porcelain doll at our age our memories will last forever Joan will be truly missed such a wonderful friend to have known.

Apr. 12, 2020
James Casteel
Family through marriage
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Our prayers are with you Art and the entire family. Joan won't be forgotten.

Apr. 12, 2020
Jeff & Patty Reighter
Nephew
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Our hearts are with you, sending love and sweet memories.
Until we can be with you again, stay safe.

Apr. 11, 2020
Robert Lamb
Cousin
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Art, you are in our thoughts and prayers! We had such a good visit with you and Joan during the eclipse!

Apr. 11, 2020
Marilyn Campbell
Friend
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Art, my heart goes out to you and all the family. Joan will be missed. Prayets to you all.

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