Leonard Laverne Kessler, died Sunday, March 31, 2013, at South Wind Hospice Home in Pratt. He was born Jan. 10, 1928, at Sawyer, the son of Raymond and Minnie (Flory) Kessler.

Leonard was a member of the Old German Baptist Brethren in Sawyer. He was a farmer and carpenter.

On Sept. 22, 1951, he married Ruby Riffey at her home.

He is survived by two sons, Merlin (Rhonda) Kessler and Ronnie (Nadine) Kessler of Sawyer; two sisters, Naomi Stamy of Sawyer and Opal (Roland) Boone of Quinter; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Tuesday, April 2nd from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 at Larrison Mortuary, 300 Country Club Road, Pratt. Funeral service will be Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Old German Baptist Brethren Meeting House at Sawyer. Burial will be at Pleasant View Cemetery next to church.

Memorials may be made to South Wind Hospice in care of the mortuary. Condolences may be left at www.larrisonmortuary.com.