Allan L. Gessner, 66, Jasper

Allan L. “Allie” Gessner, 66, of Jasper, passed away at 11:06 a.m. on Thursday, June 18, 2020, at home.

He was born in Huntingburg on Friday, January 29, 1954, to Oscar J. and Marie L. (Oeding) Gessner. He married Bonita “Bonnie” Eckerle on January 16, 1987.

He retired from United Minerals Coal Mine.

Allie was a member of the Jasper Moose. He loved hunting and fishing and was an avid St. Louis Cardinal’s fan.

Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Gessner, Jasper; one daughter, Jennifer (Chris) Speicher, Haubstadt; one son, Luke (Stacy) Gessner, Ferdinand; three grandchildren, Allayna and Madalyn Speicher and Calvin Gessner; five sisters, Carol (Bill) Meyer, Martha (Jerry) Hempfling, and Paula (Tom) Vonderheide, all of Ferdinand, Marlene (Roch) Gehlhausen, Jasper and Clara (Lee Ray) Temple, St. Meinrad; three brothers, Frank (Marie) Gessner, Ferdinand, Mark (Joyce) Gessner, Celestine, and Tony (Donna) Gessner, St. Meinrad; nieces and nephews, including his two godchildren, Stephanie Flowers and Emily Lindauer, and great-nieces and -nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

A Mass of Christian burial for Allan L. “Allie” Gessner will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 22, in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jasper, with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery in Jasper.

A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 1 p.m. service time on Monday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the wishes of the family. Online condolences may be made at http://www.becherkluesner.com.

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