Donald William Kessler

Dec. 2, 1926-May 15, 2001

HERMISTON — Donald William Kessler died Tuesday, May 15, at his home in Hermiston at the age of 74.

Don was born on Dec. 2, 1926, in Portland to August and Esther McCallum Kessler. He had been a resident of Hermiston since 1964. He was employed by the Army Corp of Engineers for 34 years, working on the Dredge Biddle at The Dalles, McNary and Ice Harbor dams.

He attended Columbia Basin College in Pasco, Wash., and obtained an Associate of Science Degree in welding. He also had a pilot’s license. He was a member of the Eagle Lodge, Moose Lodge and Columbia Grange. He served in the Merchant Marines during World War II.

His hobbies included fishing, hunting, mechanics and camping. He also liked helping people.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and four brothers.

He is survived by a son, Dane W. Kessler of Olympia, Wash.; three daughters, Dolly Robison of Hermiston, Donna P. Dewberry of San Antonia, Texas, and Denise G. Yasko of Okahumpka, Fla.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, May 22, at 1 p.m. at the Burns Mortuary Chapel in Hermiston. Disposition was by cremation.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in charge of the arrangements.

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