Morris David Fessler was born August 23, 1928 in Mitchell, SD to Victor and Eleanor (Getty) Fessler. He grew up on the family farm near Fulton and graduated from Plano High School. In 1951 he was drafted into the US Army, where he was stationed in Korea and attended engineering Mechanic Schooling in Japan. After being discharged in 1953 Morris returned to the family farm. On December 14, 1959 he married the love of his life, Darlene Anne Kott, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mitchell. Morris enjoyed flying airplanes, old cars and guns. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW, the Mitchell Flying Club, Firesteel Gun Club through the civilian marksmanship program and served on the Plano Township Board for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Darlene; seven children: Perry (Dixie) Fessler, Fulton SD, David (Diane) Fessler, Fulton SD, Rhonda Schleich, Alexandria SD, Gary (Vicki) Fessler, Mitchell SD, Ron Fessler, Mitchell SD, Lisa (Jim) Friedt, Aberdeen SD, Cheryl (Jim Puetz) Fessler, Brandon SD; 12 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and one sister, Linda (Don) Kuder, Mitchell SD.
He was preceded in death by his parents.