Matthew Lee Kessler

October 8, 1974September 11, 2022
Obituary of Matthew Lee Kessler
Matthew Kessler passed on September 11, 2022 at his home in Renton Washington. He was 47 years old when he passed. Matt was a loving husband to Dorette Vermeulen, a beloved son of Don Kessler and Irene Kessler, and a cherished brother to Tamara Everett. He is survived by his niece Tedra Everett; nephew Thane Everett. In addition, he was a treasured cousin to Brent Pauls, Betsy Walter, Susan Shankman, Linda Darkow, Steve Junker, Jeff Kessler, and Shelly Kessler. He was a beloved son-in-law to Koos and Doris Vermeulen and adored human to his dog Chase. Matt lived his life to its fullest during his time with us, spending his youth in all manner of adventures. He loved the outdoors, biking, hiking, baseball, soccer, skiing, and boating. He loved to travel and traveled often with family and friends, sharing his passions. He visited every continent except Antarctica at one point or another and loved to see the world. In 2013 Matt married Dorette Vermeulen and gained a permanent partner for his adventures. Matt and Dorette were married in Maui, Hawai’i one of their favorite places, and one they often returned to visit. They traveled frequently to South Africa where Dorette was born to visit Koos and Doris Vermeulen her parents. Matt and Dorette enjoyed spending time with their friends, especially while boating on Lake Washington and made time in their busy schedules to visit friends and family regularly. Matt found great joy in helping others, and while his life would seem too short to many, those who were touched by him understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. The streaming funeral service can be viewed here: Event ID: Greenwood Password: RU8H6Z

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