Mary Lucille Kesler

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Wednesday, June 26, 1935
Date of Death:
Sunday, December 29, 2019
Age:
84 years old

Visitation

Date: Thursday January 09, 2020
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Second Visitation

Date: Friday January 10, 2020
Time: 9:30 am

Location: St. Pius X Catholic Church [ view map ]

Funeral Mass

Date: Friday January 10, 2020
Time: 10:30 am

Location: St. Pius X Catholic Church [ view map ]

Burial

Location: Calvary Cemetery [ view map ]

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Wednesday, June 26, 1935
Date of Death:
Sunday, December 29, 2019
Age:
84 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Wednesday, June 26, 1935
Date of Death:
Sunday, December 29, 2019
Age:
84 years old

Mary Lucille Kesler

Mary Lucille Kesler, age 84, of Rochester passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at Cottagewood Senior Communities with her children by her side.

Mary was born on June 26, 1935 in Rochester, MN to the late Paul and Mildred (Mahon) Adamson. She married Bill Kesler on June 14, 1958 at St John’s Catholic Church in Rochester.

Mary graduated from Lourdes High School in 1953. She was a wonderful dedicated stay-at- home-mom along with providing daycare to several families and being one of the best Girl Scout leaders.  Mary also sold Avon and Amway for many years. After her children were in school, she worked at Mayo Clinic for over 20 years in the Radiology Department as a Desk Attendant. She retired from Mayo Clinic in 1995.

Her passion was her husband, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, Catholic faith and her love for cooking.  She was involved in all of her children’s activities and loved spending time at the family cabin in Wisconsin.  After the kids were grown, she and Bill enjoyed trips to Hawaii and Germany.

She was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church for over 50 years where she was involved with the Rosary Group and her and Bill were Hospitality Ministers.

Mary is survived by her six children, Brian (Linda) of Mantorville, Pam Sparks of Rochester, Julie Mosser of Kasson, Dan (Rosa) of Rochester, Katie (Jon) Jeckell of Silvis, IL and Mike (Jessie) of Rochester; 16 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; 6 sisters and 2 brothers.

She is preceded in death by her husband Bill, her parents Paul and Mildred, and her brothers Tom, Bob, and Ron.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30am, Friday, January 10, 2020 at St. Pius X Catholic Church with Fr. Russell Scepaniak officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home and one hour prior to the Mass on Friday at the church.  Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Rochester Catholic Schools or St. Pius X Catholic Church.

Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com

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The family of Mary Lucille Kesler has received the following condolences.

Sorry we couldn't make the service . Bill and Mary were great and now together again like Bob and Alice . Love Cousin Tom

So sorry for your loss. I am unable to attend the funeral but will keep your family in my prayers. Fr. Tom

I didn’t know Mrs. Kesler, but I don’t think great families happen randomly.  Mike Kesler is a man I respect and I can only assume she had a lot to do with him being who he is.  To be a great mom I believe there is no greater compliment.  I pay her my sincere respects, and my condolences to the Kesler family and all who loved her.

My sympathy to you all on the loss of your sweet Mother and Grandmother.  Joe and I always enjoyed our chats with Mary and Bill at St. Pius Mass.  I am unable to come


to Mary's funeral because I have health issues and am not able to travel easily.  I will be thinking of you in my prayers on Friday, the 10th.  Sincerely Tris Daly