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Kenneth E. Hesler

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Kenneth was born on September 17, 1924 and passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2019.

Kenneth was a resident of Charleston, Illinois at the time of passing.

Growing up in rural Cumberland County, Ken attended Lost Creek School, a one-room schoolhouse two miles north of Greenup.

Despite his young age of 17, he convinced his mother to sign an affidavit indicating he was actually 18 years old so he could join the United States Army in June of 1942.

Visitation for friends and family will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at Adams Funeral Chapel in Charleston. The Memorial Service, honoring and celebrating his life, will begin at 11:00 a.m. immediately following the visitation and will include military rites. The Graveside Inurnment will be at 2:00 p.m. that afternoon at the Harmony Cemetery located in Cumberland County north of Greenup, Illinois. Gifts may be left at the visitation/service or mailed to Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, Illinois 61920. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, W. Conrad, Frank, G. William, and sisters, Rosemary Graham and Wanda Jean Gentry. Adams Funeral Chapel 2330 SHAWNEE DR CHARLESTON, Illinois 61920 Adams Funeral Chapel CHARLESTON, Illinois 61920 Committal Service and Burial Harmony Cemetery Cumberland County North of Greenup, Illinois Express your condolences with flowers sent to Kenneth's memorial service View & Sig.

Ken's family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations in his honor be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation or the EIU Foundation.