David A. “Dave” Kessler, age 85, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 5, 2023 at Forest Park Health Campus in Richmond, Indiana. He was born on January 30, 1938 in Richmond, Indiana, son of the late Frank Elwood & Betty Ellen (Baumgardner) Kessler.

Dave was a retired Salesman & Auctioneer and had a family business known as Kessler Auctioneers in New Paris, Ohio. His favorite phrase, “Let’s make a deal” was included in a full article featured in the Palladium-Item Newspaper on April 10, 1983. He loved to share laughter with everyone and had a great sense of finding humor in both the good & bad in life.

He also loved the staff at Forest Park Health Campus and to them, Elly says, “Thank you for all your love & care.”

Preceded by his son, Bruce Kessler in 2019.

Survived by his daughter, Elly Kessler.

Private Services held at the convenience of the family & arrangements entrusted to Barnes Funeral Home, New Paris, Ohio.

Condolences at www.barnesfuneralhome.com