Byron W. Gessner, 82


Byron W. Gessner, 82, of the town of Scott, died peacefully, Tuesday March 16, 2010, at Cedar Lake Community, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on Aug. 8, 1927, in Fredonia, son of the late Julius and Viola (nee Schiltz) Gessner. Byron graduated from Random Lake High School in 1945. On Feb. 25, 1948, he married Rosella Dobke. She passed away July 15, 1986. He married Margareta Jahn on Feb. 14, 1987. He was a member of United Christian Church in Campbellsport.

He worked for J.C. Penney, Gehlís and Mallard Coach. He also farmed his entire life.

He was the assessor for the town of Scott, served on the Kewaskum School Board, was president of Beechwood School Board, McKinley School Board, treasurer for the New Fane Kettle Riders, financial secretary and president for St. Johnís United Church of Christ Beechwood, Honorary member of Beechwood Fire Department, also served as treasurer and Federal Crop Insurance Adjustor. He loved playing Skat.

Byron is survived by his wife, Margareta; three sons, Byron J. (Sharon), Larry (Rosemarie) and Leslie (Amy), all of Beechwood; four step children, Jeffrey Schroer, Linda (Steve) Anderson, Christi (Charles) Larson and Michael Schroer; six grandchildren, Randy (Christina) Gessner, Danny (Rebecca) Gessner, Wendy (William Galligan) Gessner, Lisa (Adam) Stoffel, Craig Gessnerand Amanda Gessner; eight step-grandchildren, Chantal and Brandon Schroer, Jennifer (Justin) Stark, Jason Anderson, David Korn, Matthew Hammen, Megan (Kevin) Kusnick and Melissa Hammen; eight great-grandchildren, Tyler and Cheyenne Gessner, Clayton and Mackenzee Gessner, Sierra and Austin Gessner, Mason and Ella Stoffel; a stepgreat-grandchild, Dylan Korn.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Rosella; daughter-in-law, Cindy; grandson, Tracy; and granddaughter, Megan.

Visitation will be held at United Christian Church, 228 Forest St., Campbellsport on Sat. March 27, 2010, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and memorial service to follow at 3 p.m. Condolences can be sent to Millers Funeral Home at www.millermartinfh.com.