Wes Kessler, 84, died Sunday, February 24, 2019 at his home in Bismarck, ND under hospice care.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 PM on Saturday, March 2 at Bismarck Funeral Home, 3723 Lockport St., Bismarck, ND. A remembrance service & time of sharing will follow at 4 PM.
Wes was born October 17, 1934, son of George & Ida (Miller) Kessler. He graduated from McClusky High School, Jamestown College & the University of North Dakota with a master’s degree.
Wes served as teacher, coach, high school principal, & Superintendent of Schools for 34 years in ND and MN. He retired from his education career as Supt. of Schools in 1992 in Washburn, ND. Wes loved working with students and always referred to them as "his kids".
He was active in athletics throughout his life, especially baseball & basketball. Wes also enjoyed his time spent hunting & fishing and keeping a nice yard. After retirement, Wes & Alyce started woodworking & participated in many craft shows. Wes spent countless hours listening to his large collection of music.
Wes is survived by his wife Alyce (Skadeland) Kessler; his three children, Mark (Diane) Kessler, Billings, MT; David Kessler, Minot, ND; and Kim (Mike) Remboldt, Bismarck, ND; granddaughter Jessica (Jeff) Larson, Downers Grove, IL; four step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren & six step-great-grandchildren; sister Lois Herr and several nieces & nephews.
Wes was preceded in death by his parents; sister Virginia Lasher and an infant son.
Memorials may be given to the Central Dakota Humane Society, CHI St. Alexius Hospice, Visiting Angels of Bismarck or the donor’s choice.