STERLING – Ronald E. Kessler, 57, of Sterling, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
He was born Nov. 26, 1955, in Sterling, to Ira and Iva Jean (Stanfield) Kessler. He married Patricia Winters on Jan. 16, 1987, in Sterling. Ronald was employed with Northwestern Steel & Wire.
Survivors include his wife, Pat of Sterling; his mother, Iva Jean Kessler of Lomira, Wis.; three sisters, Geneva Reynolds of Rock Falls, Nancy Webb of Sterling, and Rosemary Anderson of Rock Falls; five brothers, Albert Kessler of Rock Falls, Randy Kessler of Elgin, David Kessler of Rock Falls, Patrick Kessler of Rock Falls and Rodney Kessler of Lomira.
He was preceded in death by his father.
A gathering of family and friends will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Abiding Word Church in Sterling. Private family burial will be held at South Elkhorn Cemetery in Milledgeville at a later date. Cremation rites have been accorded. Arrangements were completed by the McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory in Rock Falls.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.