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Marilyn Kessler

October 6, 1936 — January 28, 2024

A funeral service for Marilyn Kessler, 87 of Lake Park, will be held Monday, February 5, 2024 at 10:30 AM at First Presbyterian Church in Lake Park. Burial will be at Silver Lake Cemetery. A visitation for Marilyn will be on Sunday, February 4th from 2:00-4:00 PM at Turner Jenness Funeral Home in Lake Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Marilyn's memory to one of the following:

American Legion Auxiliary Post 371 (PO Box 471 Lake Park, IA 51347)

Lake Park Food Pantry (PO Box 624 Lake Park, IA 51347)

First Presbyterian Church in Lake Park (1220 S Market St. Lake Park, IA 51347)

Marilyn Jean Kessler, born on October 6, 1936, in Heron Lake, Minnesota, to Otto and Verna (Finke) Berreau, peacefully passed away on January 28, 2024. She spent her formative years in Sioux Valley, Minnesota, graduating from high school in 1954 and later pursuing her education at Mankato Commercial College.

On April 25, 1971, Marilyn exchanged vows with James Kessler in Lake Park, where the couple built their cherished home. Throughout her professional journey, Marilyn dedicated herself to various roles, including positions at Montgomery Wards, Arnold Grain and Feed, and the Farmers Exchange Cooperative.

A devoted member of First Presbyterian Church in Lake Park, Marilyn actively participated in the Presbyterian Women and American Legion Auxiliary Unit #371. She found joy in playing cards and selflessly contributed to community events, such as she managed and served at the Senior Dinner Date program and volunteered at the Lake Park Mobile Food Pantry.

Those fortunate enough to have shared in Marilyn's life include her loving husband, James Kessler; her son, Brian Kessler; her brother, Darald (Linda) Berreau; her niece, Kristen (Brock) Cheeley; and her sister-in-law, Carol Berreau.

Marilyn's memory will be forever cherished by her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Verna Berreau, her parents-in-law, Howard and Bernice Kessler, and her brother, Arvid Berreau. May she rest in eternal peace.
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