CHARLESTON -- Joseph Daniel Kesselring, age 51, a resident of Charleston, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, near Charleston.
He was born June 7, 1961, in Bonne Terre, to Joseph John Kesselring who survives of Potosi and Roddie Marcella McClain Vavak who survives of Arnold.
He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Central Methodist College in Fayette and a Master of Arts in school administration from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. On Aug. 1, 1987, he was hired by the Charleston R1 School District as a high school social studies teacher and assistant football coach and currently held the position of Middle School principal. During his tenure in the district he had also held the following positions: head track coach, head football coach, athletic director, Middle School assistant football coach, Middle School head football coach and Middle School assistant principal. He previously taught at Camdenton High School for two years and at Central Methodist College for one year before moving to Charleston. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and Arkansas Razorback fan.
On Dec. 8, 1990, he married Sarah Ellen Feezor who survives of the home.
Also surviving are: one daughter, Savannah Elizabeth Kesselring of the home; one son, Joseph William "Seph" Kesselring of the home; two sisters, Tracy White of Imperial and Mindy Kesselring of Potosi; his stepfather, Steve Cook of Arnold; and his stepmother, Peggy Kesselring of Potosi.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at the John Harris Marshall Athletic Complex in Charleston. The Rev. Michael Brewer, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Charleston, will officiate. Joe Forrest, a former Charleston R-1 School District superintendent, will serve as eulogist.
A private interment will be held.
The McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be shared at www.mcmiklefuneralhome.com.
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may be made to:
Dan Kesselring Memorial Fund
c/o Focus Bank
PO Box 99
Charleston, MO 63834