Anita Pauline (Kesler) Koschel, 85, died May 21, 2014, at St. Vincent Healthcare.
She was born Feb. 22, 1929, in Vanstel, a daughter of Wilhelm and Emilie (Mittelsteadt) Saur. She married Emil John Kesler on Sept. 10, 1947. She was paralyzed in an accident that took the life of her husband, but continued to raise their five children with the support of family.
On Aug. 30, 1958, she married Marvin H. Koschel, and they had two more sons. He died May 14, 2003.
Survivors include seven children, Ronald Kesler, Roselyn May, Rene Kesler, Roger Kesler, Rhonda Bruski, Raymond Koschel and Reinhold Koschel; 17 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
Services were May 24 at Dahl Funeral Chapel. Private family interment was planned in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements were by Dahl Funeral Chapel.
Memorials may be given to Grace Baptist Church or Trinity Lutheran School.