Gary Lee Kessler

Gary Lee Kessler, 84, passed away October 30, 2020. He was born June 24, 1936 to Raymond and Ardys (Helfridge) Kessler in Wabash, Ind. He grew up in Lansing, Mich. and graduated from Everett High School.
Gary loved life, spending time with his friends and family, and a good joke. He also loved to work and owned his own business for many years. He was a veteran and organized reunions with his Army unit. He also planned and enjoyed many family reunions. One of Gary’s favorite things was teasing his grandchildren, nieces and nephews and watching them laugh.
Gary leaves behind a loving family to cherish his memory, including: Gail (Tarantino) Kessler; five children, Kellie (Greg) Sanville, Kathie Kessler, Kris Kessler, Ky (Deniece) Kessler, and Ken Kessler; twelve grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; sister, Linda (Andy) Kessler; and many nieces and nephews. He touched many lives with his kindness and humor and will be missed by many.
A celebration of Gary’s life will be held July 24, 2021 at the Eaton Area Senior Center in Charlotte from 1 to 4 p.m., with a memorial at 2 p.m.