John T. Kessler, age 76, of Evanston. Beloved husband to the late Karen Kessler nee Petersen. Loving father of Allison (Brandon) Kroft and Emily (Matt) Bright. Adoring grandfather of Ethan and Lauren Kroft, Gavin and Ainsley Bright. Kind brother of Robert Kessler, Kaye Kessler McKay, James Kessler and the late Dore’ Kessler Bodenheimer. Brother in law of Bruce (Arnhild) Petersen. Dear uncle of Dan, Debi, Kandi, Kelly, Nicole, Jan-Erik and Sven. 

The funeral service was held at Hemenway United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Hemenway United Methodist, 933 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, Illinois 60202.