Our funeral home was founded in 1886 by Mr. Charles F. A. Sorensen. Later his son, Charles M. Sorensen, joined the firm known as Sorensen & Son Funeral Home. Arthur J. Kessler, a graduate of the Goodman College of Embalming, Milwaukee joined the funeral home in 1934. In 1935, Art married Margaret Gosz. Margaret also became a licensed funeral director and together they purchased the business from the Sorensens in 1940, and it became known as the Kessler Funeral Home. Margaret Kessler was one of the first female licensed funeral directors in Wisconsin. She was very active in the community and most helpful with the management of the funeral home. Art and Margaret worked together until Margaret’s death in 1968. George Kessler is a 1966 graduate of the Wisconsin Institute of Mortuary Science and became a member of the staff after graduation. He worked with his mother and father for many years and became owner of the Kessler Funeral Home in 1972. George was mentored by his parents and also Edward Kessler, his uncle, also a licensed funeral director for many years in Neenah-Menasha. George is a member of the Neenah-Menasha Elks Lodge #676, the Knights of Columbus, Neenah Council, the Allouez Assembly 4th degree, Appleton and the American Legion. George’s wife Ann, a licensed insurance agent is a certified preplanning specialist.
Kessler Funeral Home is a member of the Wisconsin Funeral Directors Association, the National Funeral Directors Association and the Fox River Valley Funeral Directors Association. The Kesslers have operated the funeral home for over 75 years and always by the principles of the Golden Rule. Our family is committed to the quality of service we deliver to the families we serve with honesty, integrity and loyalty. We are also committed to continually improving our funeral home so families will always feel welcomed and comfortable.