William W. "Bill" Kesner

Birth Date: 
Tuesday, May 24, 1938
Date of Passing: 
Monday, February 27, 2017

WOOSTER – William W. “Bill” Kesner, 78, of Wooster passed away Monday, February 27, 2017 at LifeCare Hospice in Wooster.

He was born May 24, 1938 in Hubbard, Ohio, the son of Ancel and Geraldine Hesson Kesner.  He married Carol Fraley on November 11, 1961.  She survives.

He had been manager of Purchasing and Material Control for G.F. Business Equipment in Youngstown for 11 years, he then worked in Canada for 3-1/2 years and was then transferred to North Carolina for 7-1/2 years as VP of Value Analysis and Purchasing Manager and Material Control and then worked at Akron Brass as Manager of Purchasing until his retirement in 2001.  In his retirement, he worked part time at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Past President of Wooster Evening Lions, member of the Wooster Elks, enjoyed NASCAR, golfing and North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball.

In addition to his wife, Carol, he is survived by his children, Kerry (William) Kesner-Beach of Bolivar, Kurt (Anita) Kesner and Kevin (Casie) Kesner both of Wooster; grandchildren, Hannah Beach, Rachel Beach, Cody Kesner, Allison Kesner, Joy Lynn Beach and Isabella Kesner and 1 great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother James Kesner.

Friends will be received at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 16 E. Larwill St., Wooster on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 5-7:00 p.m. with an Elks Memorial Service at 4:30 p.m.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Noon at the funeral home with the Pastor Ann Paynter officiating.  Burial will follow in the Wooster Cemetery.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.

Memorial Contributions: 

LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691


Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 5-7:00 p.m. with an Elks Memorial Service at 4:30 p.m.


Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Noon at the funeral home


I knew and liked Bill through 12 years of Hubbard schools as did all of our classmates. We have great memories of Bill throughout our school years. May the peace of Christ be with you at this time as you remember your life with Bill as a husband and father. Carol, Ray, and Classmates of Hubbard High School 1956

My deepest condolences to you all in the passing of Bill. So many great memories when you would visit Hager Street. Love you and take care XOXO Paula

I am so sorry for the loss of your father, Kevin. My condolences to you and the whole family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

I am very sorry for your loss. I pray for comfort and peace for your family.

Our thoughts & prayers & Love are on you dear folks & the passing of Bill.
A old saying "Two things stand like stone, kindness in another's troubles, courage
In our own" author ?
Love always, Dale & Deb Badertscher

our Condolence to you and your family

I was very saddened to hear about Bill. I'm so thankful that I got the chance to run into Carol and Bill this summer and catch up. Bill's great sense of humor and smile will be missed. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

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