Longtime Seward resident Anne Kesling, 70, passed away Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015 at home from a brain tumor.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, at the Seward United Methodist Church in Seward. Duane Chase and Jim Doepken will officiate. She was buried in the Kenai City Cemetery in a private ceremony.
Anne was born Feb. 4, 1945 in Detroit, Mich. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Speech Therapy from the University of Michigan and her Master’s Degree from Michigan State University. She worked for the Denver Public Schools in 1967 and then Alpina, Mich. Public School from 1968-69. She moved to Alaska in 1976 and worked for Anchorage Public Schools until 1977. In 1997, she was a preschool teacher at Seeds of Faith Preschool, retiring in 2015.
Anne was a member of the Methodist Church and was in the Honor Society at Michigan State University. She enjoyed teaching preschool and early childhood education.
“The advice she gave she lived by: “Treat others as you would want them to treat you.” Success to her was not measured in material possessions, but what she could do to leave the world a better place. Despite her being plagued by poor health, she carried herself with stoical dignity, never wanting to burden others with her suffering.” Her oldest son, Rob Kesling said.
Anne was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband, Robert “Bob” Kesling of Seward; and sons, Allen Kesling of Seward and Rob Kesling of Portland, Ore.
Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.