LAGRANGE – Funeral services for Lewis S. Kessler, 73, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, at the LaGrange Bible Church with Pastor Tom Harves officiating. Burial will follow in the LaGrange Cemetery. Lewis passed away on Nov. 13, 2019, at Community Hospital in Torrington.
Memorials may be made to the LaGrange Bible Church. The casket will be open one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are by the Colyer Funeral Home and condolences may be sent to www.colyerfuneralhome.com.
Lewis was born on Nov. 2, 1946, to Dale and Ella Kessler. He graduated from LaGrange High School in 1965. He worked for more than 40 years on the Bar X Ranch where he was raised and raised his two children on the same ranch with his wife of 47 years, Wanda.
After leaving the ranch he did many jobs like hog farm, sugar factory, construction and helped many other ranchers when they needed it. He was active in the Bear Creek community as well as the LaGrange community.
He worked in the AWANA program and helped with the many rodeos the town has had. He raised two children but was a father and grandfather figure to so many others. He was a quiet and loving man who loved to play a joke whenever he could. He will be remembered as a wonderful man with the spirit of a child.
Lewis was preceded in death by his sister Evelyn Kessler and his father Dale Kessler. He is survived by his wife Wanda Kessler of LaGrange; mother Ella Kessler of LaGrange; brother Robert Kessler of Cheyenne; daughter Lynette (James ) Bye of LaGrange; son Brian (Cristy) Kessler of Scottsbluff, Neb.; grandchildren Jim Palmer of Chadron, Neb., Brittney Palmer of Chadron, Joe (Crystal) Phillips of Ishpeming, Mich., Marrissa Bye of Casper, Haiden Mattis and Paige Kessler of Salem, Ore., Cadence Kessler of Torrington, Mia and Connor Landrum and Quentin, Amelia, Terrence and Serena Kessler, all of Scottsbluff; and four great-grandchildren.
He was loved by all who knew him and will be sorely missed by all.