Lester Kesselring, 71

-NOV. 21, 2011

November 22, 2011

Lester Kesselring, 71, of Sebring, Fla., was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011.

He was born and raised in Dixon, Ill.

His career began in 1959 after entering Brethren Volunteer Service, and he was challenged to organize an activities department for a multilevel retirement community in Boonsboro, Md. He met Barbara Landers, whom he later married, and the two committed themselves as a team to serve the elderly. They continued to do so for 50 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Lois Kesselring, and is survived by his wife, Barbara; son, Anthony (Cathy) and daughters, Dawn (Jerel) Eller, Bonnie Kesselring and Roseann Kiefer; sister, Marcel (Baldy) Miranda; brother, Howard ( Sharon) Kesselring; and aunt, Darlene (Dean) Butterbaugh.

Services will be 4:30 p.m. Friday at Sebring Church of the Brethren.

Memorials are requested to the Palms Foundation, 725 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870; or to Church of the Brethren, 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870.

Burial at a later date will be in Windber, Pa.

Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring,

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