William J. Kesseler, of Huntley, died peacefully at 85 years old on Sunday, November 15, 2020.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association. Services are postponed. Visitation will be on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 from 9-10:00am at DeFiore Funeral Home-10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:00am on Wednesday at St. Mary Catholic Church-10307 Dundee Road, Huntley. Inurnment will be at St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery in Palatine.
William was born on December 26, 1934, the son of William and Genevieve Kesseler. He married Carol M. Howarth in 1964. He worked for ComEd for forty years as a three-phase power meterman. He played fast pitch softball, refereed for high school sports, and officiated for two ASA National Championships in his earlier years. Bill was also an avid fisherman. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who will be missed.
He is survived by his wife, Carol; his children, Kenneth (Judy) Kesseler, Kathe (Joel) Zimmerman, Stephen (Gina) Kesseler, and Gregory (Joyce) Kesseler; his 11 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and also by his sister, Marilyn (Kurt) White. He was preceded in death by his parents.
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John and I are so sorry for the passing of Bill. He was a good friend to John all during their softball association and latter in retirement. We will always remember Bill's easy laughter and good humor. His love of sports and his pride in the accomplishments of his grandchildren, great grandchildren and children was something that John and he shared. May Bill now be free of pain and able to watch over his family in spirit. We loved you Bill.