Vivian Goldie Gessel

08/30/1918 — 09/25/2004

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Reardon, Washington

Vivian Goldie Gessel


Vivian Goldie Wickland Gessel of Richland passed peacefully away on September 25th. She went to join her beloved spouse Brandt who had already gone home 3 years ago. She was born in Reardon, Washington on August 30th, 1918 to Erick Wickland and Hilda Lindstrom. She had 7 brothers and sisters.

Vivian met her husband Brandt while living in Spokane and they married on December 9th, 1938. Later on they were sealed in the Logan Temple. Vivian was a great wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and she served in her community and church. She will be missed by all. We love you Mom, Nana and Great Nana. Have fun playing cards with Papa and all of the gang that were waiting for you.

She is survived by her son Eric Gessel and his family of Rigby, ID, Don Gessel and his family in Kirkland, WA, Steve Gessel and his family in Glendale, AZ, and daughter Susan Gessel Fuller and her family in Benton City, WA. Two sisters are still living in Spokane. She had 17 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Also many in-laws and nieces and nephews

Funeral Service will be held on Monday, October 4th, 2004 at 2 pm at the LDS Gage Chapel in Richland. Viewing will be on Sunday, October 3rd, from 4-7 pm, at Einan’s Funeral Home. Viewing on Monday October 4th, from 12:30-1:30 pm at the Church.

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  • Dear Family of Vivian Gessel,

    I remember your sweet Mother from the 1950’s when she was my Mutual teacher in Walla Walla. She was so nice & had her class come over to your house on several occasions. I thought she was one of the loveliest & kindest women I had ever met & remembered her all these years! I know you will miss her, but I know she will be welcomed in Heaven for the wonderful person that she was. Sincerely, Sherrill Lee

    Sherrill Nash Lee
    November 4, 2014
    Burbank, WA, US
  • You have our sympathy’s and prayers at this difficult time. Hopefully that she is in a special place with Brandt, will bring you peace. She was a very wonderful woman.

    Love from all of us.

    Bob & Judy, Pattie Eagon, Kellie Avery, Jayne Foster, Brian & Doug Rehberg and their families.

    Pattie Rehberg Eagon
    November 4, 2014
    Walla, Walla, WA, US
  • Our sympathy to all the family for their loss. We enjoyed knowing and sharing our lives with Vivian. We miss her! Becky and the Richland Gardens Staff

    Becky R.
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
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