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Lindley Kessler – Metz Mortuary

    Lindley Kessler


    Gilbert Lindley Kessler, age 87, of Gresham, NE, died Monday, October 29, 2018 at York, NE. Lindley was born December 30, 1930 to Gilbert and Aster (Lindstrom) Kessler at York.  He was a graduate of Gresham High School.  On June 28, 1953, he was united in marriage to Wilma Kirby at Gresham. Lindley was a life-long farmer.

    Lindley was a member of Gresham Presbyterian Church and also Presbyterian Mariners. He enjoyed anything antique, but especially going to antique car and threshing shows. He was a member of the Missouri Valley Wrench Club and was a history buff (especially local history). He had a tremendous knowledge of antique cars and tractors which he loved to visit about with anyone interested in the hobby.

    He is survived by his daughter Jeanne (Kevin) Blum of Benedict, NE; grandchildren: Jason (Anita) Blum of Henderson, NE, Angela (Bo) Heidtbrink of Raymond, NE, Stephanie (Ross) Hitz of York, Erin Blum (special friend Josh Neinheuser) of Henderson, Amanda (Joel) Cast of Hebron, NE, Bridget (Dilan) Michel of Lincoln, NE, and Lindsey (Josh) Williams of Ashland, NE; and great grandchildren: Dahrran, MacKenzie, Kaitlynn, Addysen, and Emmerson Cast of Hebron, Hudson and Olivia Blum of Henderson, and Ryder Hitz of York.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Wilma, and son John.

    Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm, Friday, November 2, 2018 at Gresham Presbyterian Church with John Nellessen officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Gresham. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation. Visitation will be held from 4pm-8pm Wednesday and 9am-8pm Thursday, with family greeting friends Thursday evening from 5:30pm-7:30pm at the mortuary.

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