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Lois C. Gessler

Nov 20, 1935 - Aug 23, 2023


Lois C. Gessler, 87, of Sheboygan, passed away on Wednesday, August 23, 2023 at Pine Haven Christian Community in Sheboygan Falls. Lois was born to the late Leo and Luella (Hayward) Fritz on November 20, 1935 in Sheboygan. Her father, Leo, passed away when she was six years old. Lois was a graduate of St. Peter Claver Grade School, Central High School and St. John’s Hospital – School of Medical X-Ray Technology in Springfield, IL. She was united in marriage to Donald A. Gessler on October 31, 1959. Donald preceded Lois in death on April 11, 2013. Lois was an X-ray Technician at St. Nicholas Hospital and was an active member and volunteer at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the Catholic Women’s Charity Club.
Lois is survived by her children, Timothy (Shelley), Thomas (special friend Patty Harris) and Terese Gessler; grandchildren, Paul (Elise), Phillip (special friend Samantha Goldberg), Peter, John and Rebecca; great-grandchildren, Ava and Luke as well as nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, other relatives, many great friends and faithful companion, granddog Millie.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sister Dolores (Charles) Smith.
A funeral service will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 29, 2023 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 1305 Humboldt Ave., Sheboygan, with visitation from 11:00 a.m. until the time of Mass at 1:00 p.m. Burial will take place immediately following Mass at Holy Cross Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund in Lois’ name will be established for Immaculate Conception Church, Catholic Women’s Charity Club and Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice. Condolences may be expressed online at
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Pine Haven Christian Communities and Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice for their care.


Date: Tuesday Aug 29, 2023
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church [map]

Mass of Christian Burial

Date: Tuesday Aug 29, 2023
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church [map]



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Kaye L Daane

My condolences to the entire Gessler family. I first met Lois in 1977 when I moved to Sheboygan to work at St. Nicholas Hospital. She was such a joy to work with and I was lucky enough to see her off and on over the years when she came to our clinic to see the Dr., when of course, we had to reminisce about "the good old days" in the x-ray world. Her smile and sense of humor were contagious. I hope as you grieve that you will hold on to your memories and be grateful for such a wonderful Mom and Grandma whose family meant everything to her and find peace knowing she is once again with her Don, probably laughing together in heaven. My sincere sympathy, Kaye Daane

Monica Froh

Dear Terese, Heartfelt sympathies to you on the loss of your mom. You were such a good, supportive daughter to her. You are in my thoughts. Monica Froh

Nicole Dekanich

Tom, Terese, and family, wishing you peace and fond memories of your mom. With deepest sympathies. Nicole

Dorothy E Bahr

to the family of Lois, Germaine Jacoby and I extend our Deepest Sympathy on the passing of your Mom!!

Julie Leffin

Terese, I am so so sorry for the loss of your mom. It was such an honor for me to know her. Please know that you were an earth angel to her, especially in the final years of her earthly life. You were very special to her. May your memories be your treasures.

Joanne Rupar

My sincere condolences, Terese, Tom, and Tim on the passing of your dear Mom. What a nice long life she had. Your Mom was an awesome human being, not only from what I know of her, but by the wholesome, kind, and giving three children she raised. You were certainly blessed having her as your mother. You and your family are being remembered in my daily prayers.. May you continue to enjoy her in all the happy memories she is leaving with you. May our dear Lord bless you, and leave you with His peace as you each continue to travel on your own journey to Eternity, where she will be waiting to greet you with open arms..

Lori Armstrong

BROTHER TOM, Patty, Rebecca, Teresa and family, My sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom/grandmother. Lois will always hold a special place in my heart. May she be reunited with Don in heaven. God Bless