William Charles Kessler

March 4, 1939April 28, 2021

MARQUETTE HEIGHTS ~ William “Bill” Charles Kessler, 82 , of Marquette Heights, passed away at 4:50 p.m. Wednesday April 28, 2021 at Hallmark Healthcare in Pekin.

He was born March 4, 1939 in Peoria to Carl and Gladys (Terrell) Kessler. He married Patricia Falatka on May 30, 1964 in Peoria. She passed away December 11, 2020 in Peoria. Bill was also preceded in death by his parents; two brothers and one sister.

Surviving are his three daughters, Angie (Brad) Bollinger of Dunlap, Nanette (Jeff) Brockamp of Marquette Heights and Stacy (Andy) Horman of North Pekin; five grandchildren, Nick (Natalie) Brockamp of Pekin, Halle Brockamp of Marquette Heights, Dawson Horman of North Pekin and Lauren and Delaney Bollinger of Dunlap.

Bill was a United States Navy veteran.

He worked as a welder at Caterpillar Inc. for over 25 years in East Peoria. He was also a part of the UAW Local 974.

Bill enjoyed antiquing, bowling, and watching westerns. He also loved going fishing and hunting. A graveside service for William and Patricia will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 10, 2021 at Lakeview Cemetery in Pekin. Pastor John Vaughn will officiate. Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be given to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Midwest Affiliate, 530 Northeast Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61637.

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Mark and Debbie Biel

May 4, 2021

Dear Nick & Natalie,
We are so sorry to hear of your family's great loss. Sending thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Mark & Debbie Biel, Springfield, IL

Melissa Troutman

May 1, 2021

Angie I am so deeply sorry to hear about the passing of your dad and I also realized your mother passed away last year… You have been through so much grief and I am so deeply sorry. I just found out about these two deaths in your family. I hope you take some comfort in that they are now together I remember when my parents passed away and I felt at least they have each other. You have such beautiful daughters and a wonderful husband and I know you will stay strong during this time but it is a difficult time for you. Again so deeply sorry for your loss. Take care.

Annie Squire- Patrick

April 30, 2021

Sending Hugs to my cousins ❤️

Sharon Robinson

April 30, 2021

My deepest sympathy for all of you. You have all gone through so much tragedy the last four months. My heart hurts for all of you. You're parents couldn't live without each other. I'm sure they are celebrating seeing each other again. They will always be your guardian angels and will forever watch over all of you.

Sharon Robinson - friends with Nanette

Sara Jones

April 30, 2021

Deepest sympathy to the family. Pat and Bill have been in the Jones family’s lives for a long time. I am sure Mike was waiting to see Bill when he reached Heaven.