August 15, 1930 - June 21, 2019
A prayer service will take place for Kessell Stave of Deer Creek at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 27, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Deer Creek, with Pastor Donald Wagner presiding. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Schuller Family Funeral Home's Johnson-Schuller Chapel in Wadena. The visitation will continue at the church on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Kessell, 88, died unexpectedly on Friday, June 21, 2019, at the Tri County Health Care Hospital in Wadena, MN. Kessell was born to Royce and Clara (Olson) Stave on August 15, 1930, in rural Browerville, MN. He didn’t want to go to school unless he went with his brother Jerry. In the 1950s and 60s, Casey worked as a plumber for Dick & Dale’s Coast-to-Coast Hardware in Wadena. He later did farming and worked for Farm Farys. One could often find him enjoying a cup of coffee with friends or visiting with fellow auction attendees. He was a self-taught musician and community members will miss the “old-time music” he provided along with his twinkling eyes and impish grin. Kessell was united in marriage with Barbara Tjaden on August 28, 1956, at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Staples, MN. Preceding Kessell in death were his parents Roy and Clara; daughter Debora Henry; four sisters; and three brothers. Surviving Kessell are his wife, Barbara, of Deer Creek; son Daniel (friend Betty) of Deer Creek; grandchild, Jason Henry; son-in-law, Bob Henry; sisters, DeLona Hoemberg of Bertha, and Shirley (Martin) Duis of Ruffton, IA; and brothers, Ronald (Sharon) of Baldwin, WI, and Darold (Connie) of Spencer, IA. Honorary pallbearers will be Jason Henry, Brian Tjaden, Ted Krump, and the Coffee Club Guys. Active pallbearers will be Jason McMillan, Jason Shultz, Jim Hoemberg, Mike Menze, Randy Stave, and Ryan Echman. Military honors provided by Marine Honor Guard, Nevis, MN. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Deer Creek, MN.
A prayer service will take place for Kessell Stave of Deer Creek at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 27, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Deer Creek, with Pastor Donald Wagner presiding. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m.... View Obituary & Service Information
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