Ernest D. Chesser
Ernest D. Chesser, 89, of Galien, Michigan died Saturday morning, April 21, 2012 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Ernest was born December 15, 1922 in Clark County, Illinois to William and Editha (Mills) Chesser. He moved to the Galien area in 1951, and on March 7, 1952 he married Norma Knoblett in South Bend, Indiana. She preceded him in death on January 19, 2005. He was employed as an electrician at Clark Equipment Company in Buchanan, Michigan before his retirement. He enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, hunting, and spending time in his garden. Ernest was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.
Survivors include his children, Doug (Eileen) Chesser of Stevensville, Michigan; Sue Chesser of Buchanan, Michigan and Deb Chesser of Coloma, Michigan; grandchildren, William, Michael, David, Theresa, Anthony and Angela. He was preceded in death by one brother and 4 sisters.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 pm ET on Monday, April 23, 2012 at Pobocik Funeral Home in Three Oaks, Michigan and on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm CT at Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine, Illinois. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am CT on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at Goodwine Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Berrien County Cancer Service, 7301 Red Arrow Highway Stevensville, MI 49127 or to the Galien River Conservation Fund, PO Box 506, Sawyer, Michigan 49125.
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