Milroy Kessler, 90, of Pearland died Jan. 7, 2014. He was born March 7, 1923 in Burton to Paul and Lizzie (Klaus) Kessler. Milroy was baptized and confirmed at St. Martin Lutheran Church of Carmine. He attended Boundary School, and was a member of the first graduating class of Burton High School, later attending Blinn College. He was a proud WWII Veteran, serving in the 38th Bomb Squadron as an Electrical Mechanic. He was married to his loving wife, Jenny Joe (Runge) Kessler at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church of Gay Hill, and they were married for 57 years. The couple later
moved to Pearland. Milroy was a small engine sales rep for Bullard Supply. He served as a Volunteer Fire Chief for 20 years with the Brookside Village Fire Department. Memberships included the La Bahia Turn Verein, and the American Legion Post #242 of Burton. The family attended St. Peter Lutheran Church of Gay Hill. Milroy was very proud of his German heritage, and loved researching his family tree. Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and
Terry Hall, Brenda and Jerry Pritchett, and Pam and Ronnie Polasek; grandchildren, Chris Hall, Scott Hall and wife Susan, Jason Pritchett and wife Crystal, Amanda Watley and husband Daryl, Brittany and Emily Polasek; great-grandchildren, Gracie and Colson Pritchett and Devin Watley. He was preceded in death by his wife and sons, Douglas Earl, Paul and Lizzie Kessler. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at St. Peter Lutheran Church of Gay Hill. Pastor Alan Kethan officiated. Burial followed at Prairie Lea Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were
Chris Hall, Scott Hall, Jason Pritchett, Daryl Watley, and Paul Kessler. Memorials may be directed to St. Peter Lutheran Church of Gay Hill, or to the Burton American Legion. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com.
Memorial Oaks Chappel in Brenham was in charge of arrangements.
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