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Steven Kessler, 27

Steven Craig Kessler, age 27, formerly of Cottage Grove, Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps, stationed at Camp Pendleton, passed away suddenly at home in California on July 7.

He had served in Afghanistan. Steven graduated from Park High School in 2004. On July 30, 2010, he was united in marriage with Bryanna. Steven loved the Marine Corps. He enjoyed woodworking and working in the garage he built.

Preceded in death by grandparents Berenice Kessler, Donald Olaf Wang; aunt Diane Kay Wang.

Beloved husband of Corporal Bryanna "Bry"; loving son of Denise Kessler (Brent), Craig Kessler; brother of Lisa; uncle of Donald, Aryanna; nephew of Brian (Mary) Kessler, Susan (Donald) Schlomka, Karen (Jim) Benner; grandson of Walter Kessler, Fran Wang (Bob Kopren); many cousins, family and friends.

Visitation 2-6 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at Kok Funeral Home, 1201 Portland Ave., St. Paul Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.