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DONALD S. GESSERT, 78, of Harlan (Mass of Christian Burial 9/23/22)


September 20th, 2022 by Ric Hanson

DONALD S. GESSERT, 78, of Harlan, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, at the Salem Lutheran Home. A Mass of Christian Burial for DONALD GESSERT will be held 11-a.m. Friday, Sept. 23rd, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Harlan. Pauley-Jones Funeral Home in Harlan has the arrangements.

Visitation at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Harlan, is on Thursday, Sept. 22nd, from 5-until 7-pm, with a Wake Service at 7-p.m.

Burial is in the Harlan Cemetery.

DONALD GESSERT is survived by:

His wife – Susan Gessert, of Elk Horn.

His sons – Darrin Gessert, of Omaha, NE; Brian Gessert (& friend Melody), of Kimballton; Kelly Gessert (& fiancé Stephanie Schuster), of Council Bluffs

His daughter – Jody (Alan) Goertz, of Underwood.

His brothers – Darold Gessert,  Darwin (Mary) Gessert; Dean (Deb) Gessert, & Randall Gessert, all of Harlan; Wayne Gessert of Council Bluffs, IA; Dale (Georgia) Gessert of Heartland, WI.

His sisters – Diane Derby, Kathy (John) Kelly, Marcia (Tom) Albertson, & Donna (Jeff Mayne) Gessert, all of Harlan; &  Beverly (Gary) Helig, of Minden.

8 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; sister-in-law Micki Gessert, of Harlan.