Evelyn Caroline Marie Kessler

Evelyn Caroline Marie Kessler, 90, of New Carlisle, Indiana, passed away Sunday, January 9, 2022 at Millers Merry Manor.


She was born June 21, 1931 in New Buffalo, Michigan, the daughter of Fred and Emily (French) Kless.


A lifelong resident of the area, Evelyn worked as an inspector for Kingsley Furniture in La Porte.  On August 27, 1950, in La Porte, she married Kenneth Kessler, who preceded her in death on December 27, 2000. Evelyn attended St. Paul's United Church of Christ, La Porte. She was a lifetime member of the Pinola Grange and a member of the Charm and Chatter Extension Homemakers Club. Evelyn loved music. She played the clarinet in the La Porte City Band in the 50's and loved square dancing and Polka with Kenneth. Evelyn was a very outgoing and social person who would do anything for friends and family, especially her beloved grandchildren.


She is survived by her Son, Roger (Theresa) Kessler of La Porte County, IN; two daughters, Sheila Berker of La Porte, IN, Marcia (Michael) Greenwalt of La Porte, IN; two sisters, Nancy Jacobs of La Porte, Donna Sturino of N. White Plains, NY; Brother, Fred (Tatiana) Kless of Michigan City, IN; grandchildren, Theresa (Wesley) Starkey, Kenneth (Julie Roshanmanesh) McGlothlin, Kendra Toomire, Larry Berker, Carl Berker, Melissa Kessler, Michael Kessler, Melissa (Tony) Bell, Michael Greenwalt; 12 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren.


Along with her husband, Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents and sister Susan Dilloway. 


Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., La Porte, IN.  Cremation will take place, with services and burial at a later date in the spring.


Memorial contributions may be made in Evelyn's honor to the Maple Grove United Methodist Church, 6655 E 100 N, New Carlisle, IN 46552.


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