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Kent William Gesse dies at age 52

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Kent William Gesse, age 52, of LaPorte, Ind., passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2013.

He was born May 27, 1961, in Gary, Ind., to Paul and Jackie Gesse.

Survivors include three children: Elizabeth Ann Gesse, Haley Michelle Gesse and John David Gesse; former wife, Cindy (Kissinger) Gesse all of Michigan City, Ind.; his parents, Paul and Jackie Gesse of Valparaiso, Ind.; two brothers, Keith (Leslie) Gesse of Chesterton, Ind., and Kurt (Andrea) Gesse of Tyler, Texas; brother-in-law, Jim Duncan; nieces and nephews Dan (Alison) Duncan, Kari Duncan, Sean (Jackie) Duncan, Reed Gesse and Luke Gesse; and one great-niece, Cailin.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Karen Duncan.

Kent received his Associates Degree from Purdue North Central and was working as a Dock Supervisor at Estes Express Lines in South Bend, Ind. Kent enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being outdoors. His greatest joy was his three children, who will cherish happy memories of their dad.

The funeral service will be held on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 2:00 p.m., at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso, Ind., with the Rev. Jane Aicher officiating. Burial is to follow at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Kouts.

Visitation will be held Saturday, September 21, from 3 to 7 p.m., at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso, Ind.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family for the children’s education.



Posted 9/20/2013