Kenneth Kesler

Wednesday, February 12, 2003

ULLIN, Ill. -- Kenneth Kesler, 76, of Ullin died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003, at Union County Hospital.

He was born Jan. 26, 1927, in Ullin, son of Lionel and Elsie Sheffer Kesler. He and Virginia Sydenstricker were married Jan. 6, 1946. She died April 1, 1996.

Kesler was a retired ironworker. He was mayor of Ullin 20 years. He was a member of VFW Post 8891 in Mounds, Ill.

Survivors include two grandsons, Trent Kesler of Ullin and Brent Kesler of Villa Ridge, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, a son, and a brother.

Friends may call at Crain Funeral Home in Ullin from 5 to 8 p.m. today, and Thursday until time of service.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Richard Martin officiating. Burial will be in Ullin Cemetery, with military rites by VFW Post 8891.