George J. Koessler, Cabinetmaker

September 29, 1990

Services for George J. Koessler, a retired cabinetmaker who had worked at the White House, will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at Zion Lutheran Church, near Baltimore's City Hall.

Mr. Koessler, who was 90, died of heart failure Thursday at his home on Leeds Avenue in Arbutus.

He was employed by Knipp & Co., a millwork and woodworking company, for nearly 50 years, retiring about 10 years ago. He worked at the White House during its reconstruction in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

The native of Bavaria served in the German army during World War I. He moved to Baltimore in 1927.

He was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America.

Mr. Koessler is survived by his wife, the former Emily Barchet; a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Rettberg of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.; and three grandchildren.

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