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Theodore Henry Kessel, Jr.

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“DanAll our love goes to you, we will always keep in touch. We loved Tedd - he was handsome, smart, delightful, fun, sincere and always there for us....Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Brad Bill Yeager Strong - CA

“Ted was always a warm presence when I saw him as a kid. Having a boisterous voice, Ted would light up any room that he was in. I regret not looking...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Darren Walsh - Seattle, WA

“I have many wonderful memories of all the years we have been like family. God and all our family and friends will look after you now. We will always...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Wayne Olson - Edmonds, WA

“We were friends as young children, visited him in Calif. with my wife, loved him and thought the world of him. ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Sidney Leir - Palm Springs, OR

5 of 11 | Posted by: Sidney Leir - Dufur, OR - friend

“Hi Dan---received the obit from CD a few days ago.Those of us that grew up in Libby had a special bond. Tedd will be missed. I always assumed that...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Bill Myrhang - Spokane, WA

“Uncle Dan, our deepest condolences for your loss. Tedd was such a kind and caring person and he will be greatly missed. We love you and hope to see...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Derek Shenefelt - Clinton, UT

“Sixty one years. He was in our wedding, and my husband was in his. My memories are too many to write. I loved him, as did my husband. The later...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Shari Huffman - Tucson, AZ

“Dear Dan, Joey said it well and we will miss Tedd but I want to add that we love you and hope you know you always have a pace in our hearts and in...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Marcy Johnsen - Seattle, WA

“We are devastated to learn this news about our handsome, loving, funny, generous, talented, brilliant friend. We have such wonderful memories of...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Marcy and Joey - Seattle, WA

“A great uncle whom I dearly loved. Always a gentleman, kind, generous and fun loving. Thank you,uncle Dan for opening your hearts and home to us...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Carrie Shenefelt - Murray, UT

Theodore Henry Kessel, beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend and mentor, departed this earth on December 25, 2017. Tedd, 78, resided in Palm Springs, Calif. He was born on June 11, 1939, to Theodore Kessel and Eunice Kessel in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. He earned a PHD in education from Montana State University. He was a School Principal in Montana, Director of Education for Providence Hospital in Anchorage, Ala., and an Education Coordinator for the Boeing Co. in Seattle, Wash. for 14 years. Ted spent his last five working years as a mentor to college students at Western Governor's University. He is survived by his spouse, Daniel L. Shenefelt, of Palm Springs; his son, Matthew (Melinda) Bolstad, of Anaconda, Mont.; his sister, Claradell (Bob) Wolz, of Spokane, Wash.; and five grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to The American Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the direction of Forest Lawn, Cathedral City, CA.