Pitman Funeral Home

Service Schedule

Doris D. Kessler

Date: Sunday, January 31
Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon

Visitation Location:
Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Pkwy., Wentzville, MO

Date: Sunday, January 31
Time: 12:00 noon

Service Location:
Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Pkwy., Wentzville, MO

St. John's UCC Cemetery in Cappeln, MO

Memorial contributions may be made to the Donor's choice or to St. John's UCC Cemetery Fund in care of Pitman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 248, Wentzville, MO 63385.

Doris Delain Kessler nee Dauwalter passed away at the age of 88 on January 27, 2016 at her home in Rocky Mount, MO, surrounded by her family. Doris was born on March 2, 1927 in St. Louis County, MO, the third child of Harold and Mabel Dauwalter nee Schweitzer. She graduated from Jennings High School and attended Oklahoma A&M University. Doris married Harvard Oscar Kessler on September 17, 1949 at the Lutheran Church in Wentzville, MO. They raised five wonderful kids together. Doris enjoyed knowing what her family was doing (in later years following them on Facebook), bowling, having fun with family and friends. She was a devoted fan of Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune and Downton Abbey. We are sure that her missing the final episodes was not part of her life plan. In addition to raising her five children, Doris worked for the OPA, Mallinckrodt Chemical and retired from PEBSCo/Nationwide Life Insurance. Doris is survived by her daughter, Lois (Tony) Fuller, her sons, Gary (Sandy) Kessler, Steven (Simone) Kessler and daughters, Michele (Harry) Crumpacker and Tammy (Brooks) Pettit, six grandchildren, Jeremy, Torrey, Seth, Nicole Kessler, Delaney Caton and Haley Pettit, three great-grandchildren, Cassidy, Kannon and Jayden Kessler, her sister, Mary (Don) Weber, sister-in-law, Jean Dauwalter and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvard Oscar Kessler, her parents, Harold and Mabel Dauwalter, her brothers, Robert and Gene Dauwalter and her sister, Nancy Bacon. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. Sleep tight and donít let the bed bugs bite Mom.

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