Harlan Kessner

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Harlan Kessner, 88, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, formerly of Concordia, died Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Truman Lakewood Care Center in Kansas City, Mo.

Graveside services with military rites will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 20, 2017, at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Cemetery in Ernestville. Friends may call from 12:15 p.m. until 12:45 p.m. at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Concordia. Memorials are suggested to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation and an online guestbook is available at www.campbell-lewis.com.

Born August 5, 1928 in Kansas City, Kan., he was the son of the late Henry Kessner and Bertha Steinkuhler Kessner. Harlan was married to Evelyn Dierking Blackford, who preceded him in death, and then to Dorothy Kuhlman Schnakenberg, who also preceded him in death. He was a member of the Pipefitter’s Union and worked as a pipe fabricator until his retirement. Harlan served in the United States Army and was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Concordia.

Survivors include a step-daughter, Karen Easton of Columbia, and her family; as well as Dorothy’s family; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wives, he was preceded in death by one brother, Clyde Kessner; and a sister in infancy.