Kenneth E. Fessler

Godfrey | Saturday, May 1 2010

Surrounded by his family, Kenneth E. Fessler, 64, passed away at 1:10 pm Saturday May 1, 2010 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

He was born May 12, 1945 in Alton to his late parents, Harold & Julia (McKee) Fessler.

After a lifetime of trade work as a machinist, he retired from Shell Oil Refinery in Wood River in 2000 and formerly worked for Owens Illinois Godfrey Machine Shop.  He was a member of several local car clubs and enjoyed rebuilding hot rods.  He was an avid cyclist and outdoorsman.

He is survived by a daughter, Tamara Yogore-Emery and her fiancé Charles McKean; two sons and a daughter-in-law,  Jeffrey & Teresa Fessler of Belleville and Jacob Fessler of St. Louis; four grandchildren, Connor, Morgun and Riley-Ann Yogore and Kutter Emery, one brother and sister-in-law, Tom & Margie Fessler of Godfrey; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was also preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Nancy Fessler.

Cremation rites will be accorded.

A memorial visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm Tuesday May 4, 2010 at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey.

Burial Services will be private.

Memorials may be made in care of Kenny Fessler to fund Barnes-Jewish Hospital research.

Online condolences and guestbook may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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