Mary Louise Kesling

Last Updated on January 12, 2023 by Rans Funeral Homes

Mary Louise (Lou) Kesling was the fourth born child of Mary L. (Petrie) Marocco and Floyd L. Marocco. She was born on October 27,1934.

Mary Lou was a lifelong member of All Saints Catholic Church, formerly known as St. Joseph’s. She graduated from St. Joseph‘s Grade School in 1948 and from Logansport High School with the class of 1952.

In 1956, she started a family with her first husband, Robert Wedekind. He was the father of her three daughters – Cynde, Staci, and Shelle. 

Her second marriage was to Norman Kesling on August 7,1987. With that marriage she gained stepchildren, a daughter, Beth, and a son, Mark.

Mary Lou and Norman had a wonderful life together. They traveled the world but were also perfectly content to walk the streets in Logansport and the cemeteries in Cass County.

She has been an active volunteer for this community, receiving numerous awards and commendations. Her most important contributions have been praising her Lord and sharing her faith. She would want all to know the free gift of salvation that comes by faith through Christ. 

Mary Lou was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Wedekind, second husband, Norman Kesling, parents, Mary and Floyd Marocco, daughter, Cynthia Barnes, step-son, Mark Kesling, sister, Jude Ann Albright, brothers, Louis John Marocco and John Anthony Marocco. 

She is survived by a brother, Louis Marocco (Margo), brother-in- law, William Albright; daughters, Stacia Wedekind, and Michelle Liebner (Reinhard), step-daughter, Beth Kesling, and daughter-in-law, Suzanne Kesling; her grandchildren, Miranda Beck-King (Richard), Heather Jonas (Marcus), Bradley Liebner (Brittany), Eric Liebner (Julie), Andrew Liebner (Emily), Chelsea Leach (Alastair), Chloe Shadwick (Adam), Christa Totman (James), Brandon Bledsoe, Morgan Kesling, and Nathan Kesling; great-grandchildren, Vincent Beck-King, Elliott Beck-King, Lillian Beck-King, Carsten Jonas, Caleigh Jonas, Katelyn Liebner, Benjamin Liebner, James Liebner, Sophia Delcid, Henry Delcid, Jackson Liebner, Owen Liebner, Peyton Liebner, Lux Liebner, Lane Liebner, Adele Leach, Aitken Leach, Maeve Shadwick; and special nieces and nephews, Marsha Fewell (Jerry), David Albright (Olivia), and Mark Marocco. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, January 14, 2023 at All Saints Catholic Church.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, January 13, 2023 at Rans Funeral Homes & Crematory, Marocco Chapel, 119 E. Market St., Logansport.

A private family graveside service will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the All Saints Funeral Dinner Committee and/or the Mental Health Association of Cass County.

Mary Lou’s online guestbook is available and condolences can be shared with the family at