In memory of
Hessler, Phyllis Phyllis Jane Hessler, age 96, of Rockford, Michigan, passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2019. She was born on July 8, 1923 to Richard and Bessie (Clark) Arver in Grand Rapids, MI. Phyllis graduated from Rockford High School in the class of 1941 and Michigan State University in 1945. She married Wesley F. Hessler at her parents' home on July 27, 1946. Phyllis taught elementary school for 2 years and then became the farm secretary for Wes. She lived in Rockford until 2011 and then moved to Clark Retirement and then Boulder Creek. Phyllis was a member of Bostwick Lake Congregational Church and a member of Nettles Island Church in Jensen Beach, Florida. She loved ballet, traveling abroad and in the USA with the family travel-trailer. Phyllis wrote her life stories and had 2 letters published in the Rockford Squire. She loved to read and draw cartoons of holidays and events of life. An important event in her life was spending time with family. Phyllis is survived by her children James (Jean) Hessler, Jack (Susan) Hessler, Jayne (William) Wolf, and Jill (C. Curt) Chapman; grandchildren, Carl (Jessica) Hessler, Katherine (Bryan) McKeller, Maria (Matt) Andrackowicz, Angela Wolf, W. Clark Wolf, Carl Chapman, C.J. (Melissa) Chapman, and Christina (Drew) Swinger; 16 great grandchildren; and two nieces, Sally Atkinson and Jean Day. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Wes; sister, Kathleen (Paul) Robe; and niece, Mary Susan Johnson. There will be a time of visitation on Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Pederson Funeral Home, 127 N. Monroe Street, Rockford, MI 49341. The funeral service for Phyllis will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, December 6, 2019 at Pederson Funeral Home. There will also be a one-hour visitation prior to the service. Those wishing to offer expressions of sympathy may make memorial contributions to a charity of your choosing.
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