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Obituary for Dorothy Rose (Batkoski) Kessler

Kessler, Dorothy Rose (Batkoski)
Sanford, Michigan Formerly of Saginaw, Michigan

Our beloved wife, mother, busha, sister, and aunt, Dorothy Rose (Batkoski) Kessler, passed away peacefully with her family by her side in the late morning hours of Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at the Toni and Trish House in Williams Township, Michigan. Age 77 years. Dorothy was born on July 13, 1944 in Carrollton, Michigan to the late Edward and Rose (Merlone) Batkoski. Dorothy graduated from St. Andrew’s High School, and then went on to receive a degree in Nursing from Delta College. After 37 years of service as a Pediatric Registered Nurse, Dorothy retired from Covenant HealthCare in 2002. She was honored to be the 1993 winner of the St. Luke's Nursing Excellence Award. On February 19, 1966, inside of St. Josaphat’s Catholic Church in Carrollton, Michigan, Dorothy married the love of her life, Ronald R. “Ron” Kessler, and he survives her. Dorothy had a lifelong love of dancing, reading, and going to the movies; each activity being shared specifically with particular loved ones. Dorothy and Ron enjoyed dancing their winters away in Florida and showing off on the dance floor at other special events. Dorothy was the glue keeping the family close together, always making family and friends feel special with a birthday card or holiday card waiting for them in the mailbox. “They knew their birthday was getting close when they received a card.” With Dorothy’s numerous joys in life, nothing brought her more happiness than the time she was able to spend with her family. Dorothy will be missed dearly by all, and her memories cherished forever.

Left to cherish her memories are her husband of 56 years, Ronald R. “Ron” Kessler; son, Jack (Valerie) Kessler; grandchildren, Veronica, Madelynne, Jonathan, Hannah Faith, Jacqueline, and Gracie Gregory; niece/daughter, Kara (David) Gregory; siblings, Joe (Sharon) Batkoski, Frank Batkoski, and Margaret Kitchen; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bina Kay Kriegish, Gerald (Kenna) Kessler, Donna Goyarts , and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Dorothy is happily reunited with her son, Scott Allen Kessler; parents, Edward and Rose (Merlone) Batkoski; siblings, Walt (Barbara) Thompson, John (Connie) Batkoski, and Paul Batkoski; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ray and Bina (Ward) Kessler; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ron Kitchen, Diann Batkoski, Jack Kessler, Karen (David) Mason, and Mary Ann (Howard) Terrian.

At the request of Dorothy and her family, cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd. Saginaw, Michigan 48603 (between McCarty and Shattuck Rds.). Officiating will be Pastoral Associate, Tori Little. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home on Tuesday from 1:30 p.m. until the time of service. Private Family Inurnment will take place in the Edenville Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial to the “Toni and Trish House”. Arrangements have been entrusted to The Snow Funeral Home,

For those that wish to attend the service remotely, please use the following link beginning on Tuesday at 2:55 p.m.