Originally Published: September 8, 2018 8:18 p.m.
Richard Lee Kessler , 76, of Prescott Valley, Arizona, passed away Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Prescott, Arizona. Richard was born on Nov. 24, 1941, in Sioux City, Iowa.
He was a member of Local 231 Electrical Union for 55 years. In 1983 he moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, and worked for the Clark County School District as an electrical supervisor until he retired in 2002.
He loved to work with wood and on his cars, which he loved and had many beautiful ones.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Sharyl Kessler of Prescott Valley, Arizona; sons, Troy Kessler of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Richard Schwinden of Roseville, Minnesota; sister, Debra Kessler and husband Nick of Minton, Massachusetts; and brother, Robert Kessler and wife, Rose, of Las Vegas, Nevada; aunt, Phyllis Grubel and husband, Richard, of Omaha, Nebraska.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Irene Kessler.
Richard donated his body to Science Care.
Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018: Rosary at 9 a.m. at Ruffner-Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel, 8480 E. Valley Road, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., at St. Germaine’s Catholic Church, 7997 E. Dana Drive, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314. Graveside will be held at 12:30 p.m., at Heritage Memorial Park, 12000 E. Heritage Memorial Lane, Dewey, AZ 86327. Lunch to follow.
Arrangements entrusted to Ruffner-Wakelin Funeral Homes and Crematory. Please visit www.ruffnerwakelin.com to sign the online guestbook and share a memory with the family.
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