Eldina “Dena” Kessler, 1932-2018

Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, LaPorte, is handling the arrangements for Eldina “Dena” Marie Kessler, 86, of LaPorte, Indiana, who passed away Thursday, September 6, 2018.

Dena was born March 26, 1932, in Basile, Louisiana, to the late Charles and Aline (Mercantel) Doga.

On January 5, 1953, Dena married Francis “Frank” Kessler, who survives. 

Dena was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Frank; three daughters, Sharon (Darryl) Johnson, Cathy (Donald) Wright and Debbie (Greg) Cotter, all of LaPorte, Indiana; seven grandchildren, Rachel (Jay) Pignotti, Allison Johnson, Rob (Christi) Trusty, Calvin Trusty, Brittney (John) Satoski, Brodie Cotter, and Shelby Cotter; and six great-grandchildren, Vinny, Leah, Sophia, Payson, Owen, and Nora.  She was preceded in death by three sisters and a brother.

Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Monday, September 10, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, LaPorte. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 11, at the funeral home, where family and friends may visit from 10:30-11 a.m. on Tuesday. Burial will be in Door Village Cemetery. Pastor Bob Vale will officiate.

Memorial contribution may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278.

Messages of condolence may be posted below as well as at www.esslingfuneralhome.com.

2 Responses to “Eldina “Dena” Kessler, 1932-2018”

  1. Anna and Dan Lenardson

    Sep 08. 2018

    Our prayers and peace to all of you. Sometimes it is difficult to understand and accept the daily occurrences in our lives that we have no control over. To know and accept that she had no suffering or pain hopefully helps each of you on your paths of acceptance and healing. Remember to share your memories of her with each of yourselves, friends, people you meet and especially those great grand children and future generations. Anyone can live forever when remembered and loved.

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  2. Cindy chambers slater

    Sep 11. 2018

    Deepest sympathy Cathy. Such wonderful memories of your mom. My mom adored her!

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