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Raymond P. Kessner, 80, of Saint Anthony passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at his home. Raymond was born in Bristow Indiana on December 8, 1941, to Jennings and Enid Kessner. He was united in marriage to Norma Troesch on June 9, 1962, in Saint Meinrad. Norma preceded him in death on March 18, 2020.

Raymond was a member of Divine Mercy Parish, St. Anthony of Padua Church. He retired from Jasper Rubber after 43 years. Raymond was a member of St. Meinrad Knights of Columbus # 5599. He served in the Indiana National Guard. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, cooking, and spending time with family and friends, especially his grandchildren. He was an avid I.U. basketball fan, and was an outstanding player in high school, playing for the Bristow Aces. He was the best life coach one could want.

Surviving are one son, Jason (Angela) Kessner of Evansville, and one daughter, Kelly Ann Green of Huntingburg. Two grandchildren, Raina and Ari Kessner. One sister, Ina VanHoosier of Troy.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM EDT on Saturday, October 22nd at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand, burial with military graveside services will follow in Beard Cemetery in Bristow. A celebration of life will be held at the Sisters Of St. Benedict immediately following the burial. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 9:00 until the service. Online condolences may be shared at

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