Sheila Kay Kessler

November 9, 1962


April 18, 2021

Sheila Kay Kessler

November 9, 1962


April 18, 2021

Sheila Kay Kessler, 58, of Billings, passed away on Sunday, April 18, 2021, at her home. She was born on Nov. 9, 1962, in Wolf Point.

Sheila was a self-starter and free spirit. Upon high school graduation, she traveled to Arizona and worked in business; then she was craving something new and off to California she went. She lived in southern California for many years, working for American Express as an event planner. Then she moved to northern California to work for a music production company. Sheila had the ability to master whatever was thrown at her. Her next journey brought her back to Montana, where she took over part of her parents’ Shaklee business, which she continued until her death. If you gave Sheila a manual, she could figure anything out.

Sheila is predeceased by her father, Roy Kessler; and maternal and paternal grandparents. Survivors include her mother, Sandra Kessler; siblings Chuck (Patti), Debbi Hanna (Jim), Kandi Christophersen; several nephews and several great-nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary, 1001 Alderson Ave. Reception will follow at Knights of Columbus, 2216 Grand Ave.

Donations may be made to the animal protection society of your choice.

The Kessler family would like to extend a special thank you to those who have helped with the arrangements the past few days: Alan and Sandy Knudson, Karla Johnson, Pam Chapin, Shelley Bernhard and Debra Davies.

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28 thoughts on “Sheila Kay Kessler”

  1. Brenda Chavez Turner

    My deepest condolences to the family for the loss of your child and sister. My Sheila rest in peace. May you find comfort in each other. God Bless you all family and friends 🙏.

  2. May our Lord embrace her with loving arms for eternity. She was an amazing soul and her spirit was to soar. Her passion for the things she believed in was inspirational. My family was truly blessed by her and the love she had for my boys was beyond measure. I have many wonderful memories. Rest In Peace dear sweet Sheila. Prayers for the entire family.

  3. My deepest sympathy extends to the family of my old junior high and high school friend. Rest in peace, dear Sheila. You are so fondly remembered.


    Sheila was a lifelong friend and I loved working with her. She had the best laugh. She loved her family so much. RIP Miss Sheila and prayers of strength to the Kessler family.

  5. Shari Knudson Ekwortzel

    Fly high with your new Angel wings cousin…you are free, blessings to Aunt Sandra and family. 🙏🏼‘S

  6. Sheila always had a smile on her face. She loved animals and was always kind to them. She will be deeply missed. My prayers are with her.
    She will be the keeper of animals in Heaven.

  7. Sheila my best friend of 40 years. This digs deep. Goodbyes are the hardest thing ever. I love you Sheila. I know your with your dad now, and that must be a special treat for you. I will miss you like no other. Fly high my precious puka shell. Xoxoxoxo Love, Kelly

  8. Gloria Armour, Los Angeles

    My sincerest and deepest condolences to the entire Kessler family. I worked with Sheila at American Express for many years, partnering on several projects. We both enjoyed planning corporate meetings and events. After we left the company, we remained close and kept up with each other on social media and telephone. In particular, I’ll miss her humor and our chats.

  9. Cheryl Stracener

    Sheila was “one of a kind”! She had a huge heart and loved people, as well as animals.
    Her smile and laughter would light up the room. She will be missed by many. Prayers for her family. I love you Aunt Sandi♥️

  10. I didn’t know Sheila personally but she was one of my best friends on Facebook!! She made me laugh everyday & her passions about “politics” & animals kept me going strong in these past several years!! I am deeply saddened by her passing & she will be very much missed!💔Heartfelt condolences to it to to her family & friends. Rest in peace, dear Sheila!!💔I will miss you!😢

  11. My sincerest condolences to all of Sheilas Family and friends..she was a great lady and Friend..we shared a few laughs long ago ..and I never forgot her ..she will be truly missed ..God Bless🙏

  12. Oh Sheila…you will be so missed! I met you on fb through a mutual friend and we hit it off! Having mutual interests and shared feelings! I will miss your posts and chatting with you. I so regret not getting with you in Billings when I came in for appointments or shopping. I am grateful that you added me to our “group” way back in 2012. We always think we have time then time is gone! Now you are pain free & flying with the angels! RIP my dear friend…I miss you & I’ll think of you often! Love you beautiful lady! Bo Cinnamon Lyon

  13. Laurie Neubauer

    Sandy and family, I am so very sorry to hear of Sheila’s passing. Although I did not have the privilege of knowing her, I know she was a beautiful gal who will be deeply missed. Prayers for all of you💕🙏🏽💕

  14. Dear Sandra, Debbi, and Chuck, Thinking of you all and sending prayers for comfort. With my deepest condolences.

  15. Sheila was a kind soul, knowing her,and with the fond memories of Sheila, family and friends at her annual Christmas parties and get togethers . Most sincere condolences to all of the family.

  16. Sheila, thank you for everything. You brought some of the best memories for my brothers and I when we were younger. Wish we all would have spent more time in the recent years but nonetheless your love never changed for us! I thank you for your positive spirit and soul, and spreading the most genuine love around. I know my mother is forever grateful for you as well! You became family to us and that will never change. Watch over us in the sky and may you rest peacefully. I love you! 🙏🏽

  17. My sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Sheila. I worked with Sheila at American Express and we became friends and stayed in touch over the years since. Her larger than Life personality along with her great sense of Humor will be greatly missed…. Rest in Peace my friend! Wayne Chambers/ AMEX New York

  18. Jeanette Bradley

    Shelia, what an amazing woman and friend. My condolences to the Kessler family. Whenever I saw Sheila’s face and smile, heard the fire in her voice, I knew she was one of the GOOD GUYS. Your love of life and fighting spirit will be missed.

  19. Dear Sheila,
    Your memory will remain with me forever. Some words from a favorite song…Go rest high on that mountain….Your work on earth here is through…….My heartfelt sorrow goes out to the Kessler Family.

  20. My condolences. Sheila was someone who found me and helped me in a dark time. She loved my kids and my family. Im sorry for your loss and I hope she is in peace.

  21. My dearest sweet friend Sheila. You stun me like always and I’ll remember our friendship forever. I miss you so much. Rest In Peace. I know you’re joyous to be with your dad and your Father. You were an Angel on this planet and we need you to keep helping us. I will pray for your peace and for your family. Love, Mary

  22. Jeremy Clinton E Marston

    Sheilah reached out to me on Facebook because she enjoyed my animal posts and political cartoons and statements. I wish I had known her because in my limited communication with her, she was passionate, funny and fun. She was concerned about her fellow hoomans and all the critters..great and small. To all those who mourn her loss, my condolences and deepest sympathies.

  23. Jeremiah Blandin

    To my God Mother Sheila, I have no words to express the pain hearing you leaving this world. However, I do find comfort in knowing you are no longer in pain and how deeply your love ran for my brothers and I. The vivid memories me and my brothers share with you are everlasting and I can’t thank you enough for all that you done for us. You were such a beautiful soul and brought sunshine to our lives in many different ways. I can’t emphasize how much you meant to us and it’s killing me that we weren’t able to spend time in recent years but I’m glad I was able to give you your flowers while you were alive and told you what you meant to us. I know you’re up there guiding us through life now and I’m going to make sure to continue to make you proud. I love you Sheila, thank you again.

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