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Willard "Poody" Kessinger - 86

11/6/1929 - 6/19/2016
Watseka, Illinois
Willard “Poody” Kessinger, 86, of Watseka, Illinois, passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2016. He was born on November 6, 1929 in Colfax, Illinois, the son of Frank Kessinger and Laura (Bratcher) Kessinger. Willard married Betty Cahoe on June 26, 1949 in Watseka at the Christian Church. Mr. Kessinger was a Section Laborer for the TPW Railroad for 40 years He enjoyed camping, watching old movies, and doing handy man work. Surviving Mr. Kessinger is his wife, Betty Kessinger of Wateka; four daughters and son-in-law’s, Sharry and Paul Davis of Watseka, Kathy Kessinger of Watseka, Nancy and William Kreznor of Woodstock, IL, and Debbie Pocica of Melrose Park, IL; one brother and sister-in-law, Linard and Mini Kessinger of Watseka; nine grandchildren, Tommy Kusman, David Kusman, James Jones, Philip Kreznor, Abigail Kreznor, Donald Davis, Zachary, Max, Tessa, William, and Zoe Pocica; two great-grandchildren, Kayla and Cruiz; and several nieces and nephews. He is also preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Glen Kessinger; and five sisters, Glenna Matthews, Hazel Bratcher, Alice Leonard, Londa Frohling, and Lola Schultz. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2016 from 4-7pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Memorials in Mr. Kessinger's name can be made to Donor’s Choice. Cremation Rites will be recorded following services.

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