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Aloys â�?�?Alâ�? Kessler Aloys â�?�?Alâ�? Kessler, age 83 of Yankton passed away on Saturday, May 17, 2008 at Avera Sister James Care Center, Yankton.�? Mass of Christian Burial was at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 22, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Yankton with Rev. David Garza officiating.�?  Burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visitations was one hour prior to the service at the church.�?  Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home and Crematory, Yankton is in charge of the arrangements.�?  Pallbearers were Bradley Adams, Curtis Adams, Joshua Adams, Donald Kessler, Kenny Kessler, Rick Kessler, Jerry Kessler and John Nelson.�?  Honorary pallbearers were Gary, Jim, and Peter Rice, Andy Mueller and Ernie Kessler. Al was born on Dec. 13, 1924 in Hague, ND.�? They moved to Yankton in the 1930â�?�?s.�? Al graduated from Yankton High School then moved to California. Al returned home to Yankton and worked for Western Construction as a heavy equipment operator.�? He helped build the Missouri River Dam project in the 1950â�?�?s. He then worked for Morgan Company in Yankton as a parts and shipping clerk until his retirement.�? He loved to hunt and enjoyed a good basketball game as well as a love of traveling. On June 22, 1991, he married Ellen Adams.�? They spent their retirement years traveling the United States and even going to Denmark.�? Al was a life long member of Sacred Heart Parish and the Knights of Columbus. Al is survived by his wife Ellen of Yankton and brother Mike (Maggie) Kessler of Menno; a step-son, Steve (Rose) of Elk Point; two step-daughters, Helena (Tom) Rezac of Omaha, NE and Gloria (Chris) Larson of Oceanside, CA, 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He was preceded by in death by his parents, three brothers; Anton, Andrew and Peter; four sisters; Elizabeth, Ann, Eleanor and Leocadi.

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