Lawrence E. Kessler

March 1, 1940-July 8, 2019

Lawrence Edward Kessler Jr. 79, of Colton, Ohio, passed away Monday, July 8, 2019.

He was born March 1, 1940, in Colton to Lawrence and Coral (Babcock) Kessler Sr.

Larry retired from the Campbell Soup Supply Co. and was a past member of the Moose Lodge. He enjoyed woodworking and going fishing in his spare time.

Larry is survived by his children, Roger (Kim) Kessler and Rodney (Wendy) Kessler; stepson, Mark (Tami) Lowry; siblings, Ruth Ann (Jon) Myers, Joyce Maassel, John (Marie) Kessler and Connie (Duff) Parker; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Sharon; stepdaughter, Tracy Martin; and brother-in-law, Loren Maassel.

Friends will be received at the Rodenberger-Gray Funeral Home, Napoleon, Thursday, July 11, 2019, from 2-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Friday, July 12, 2019, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Heath Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Colton United Methodist Church.

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