Cover photo for Goldie Kessel's Obituary
1935 Goldie 2021

Goldie Kessel

August 8, 1935 — January 5, 2021

Funeral Mass for Goldie Kessel, 85, of Belfield will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 8, 2021 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Belfield with Father Dan Berg celebrating. Burial will follow in St. Bernard’s Cemetery.

Public visitation for Goldie will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson, with a rosary and vigil service taking place at 6:00 p.m.

Please adhere to social distancing guidelines provided by the CDC and ND Department of Health. To view the live webcast of Goldie’s rosary and vigil, go to the Stevenson Funeral Home website, click on Goldie's photo, select photos and videos and find the webcast. The livestream will be active about 15 minutes before the service. To view the live webcast of Goldie’s Funeral Mass, please visit the St. Bernard's facebook page.

Goldie (Brodersen) Kessel was born August 8, 1935 in Belfield, the daughter of John and Freda (Urban) Brodersen. She grew up on a farm south of Belfield, attending Gaylord School through the eighth grade and graduating from Belfield High School.

On April 19, 1954 Goldie married Nicodemus (Nick) Kessel at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Belfield, ND. Following their marriage, they lived in and around Belfield while raising their seven children. Goldie managed the Bel-vu Motel, Kessel and Kessel Builders, N & G Apartments along with helping Nick with his tax and insurance business. She was a member of 4-H Leaders, Catholic Daughters, Christian Mothers and St. Bernard’s School Board. Goldie was always resourceful with her time and energies to help provide for their family. In addition to reading and sewing, Goldie loved to quilt, always having a project that she could use or give as a gift. She also enjoyed baking and was well known for her caramel rolls. She and Nick entertained for many through the years, always having a pot of coffee and a quick snack ready for a game of cards. Their home was a welcome respite for family and friends alike.

Goldie is survived by her children, Douglas L. Kessel (Belfield), Nicolette (Ron) Michaels (Tucson, AZ), Karen (Tim) O’Brien (Belfield), Bruce Kessel (South St. Paul, MN), Colleen Lenz (Minneapolis, MN), Connie (Syd) Forster (Vadnais Heights, MN), and Sheldon (Laura) Kessel, (Riverside, IL); 15 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; siblings, Robert (Darlene) Broderson, Lavina Craven, Audrey (Paul) Boden, Fay Polen, and Annabel Brodersen.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Nick; infant sister, Isabel; and brother, Paul.
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Friday, January 8, 2021

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

St. Bernard's Catholic Cemetery

12885 22 Street SW, belfield, ND 58622

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