i am a huge voicemale fan! they are an amazing a cappella musical group of 6 fabulous and talented men. last week one of those wonderful men, Phil Kesler, passed away.
On Thursday, February 11, 2010 Phillip Andrew Kesler passed peacefully from this life into the next. His wife, Heidi, and daughter, Eden were home with him at the time of his passing. He had fought metastatic colorectal cancer for the past three years. During that time, he continued to serve his church and to teach graphic design at Jacksonville State University. He held degrees (BA, MFA) in art from Utah State University and has been an Assistant Professor at JSU since fall 2005. He loved design, typography, and especially his students and colleagues.
Phil was also a member of Voice Male, an award-winning contemporary a cappella group based in Utah. He loved music (both vocal and piano) and poetry.
Phil was born in Midvale, UT on July 23, 1968. He served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Taiwan. In addition to his wife and daughter, Phil is survived by his parents Claudia and Orson Kesler of Alpine, UT; and brothers: Matt (Tauna) of Liberty, MO; Dan of Taylorsville, UT; Ken of Thousand Oaks, CA; Aaron of Alpine, UT; and Steve (Morgann) of Salt Lake City, UT.
Services will be held Monday, February 15 at noon at the LDS Chapel located at 1217 Lenlock Ln Anniston. A viewing will also be held at the church from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The funeral service in Utah will be Saturday, February 20th at the LDS Chapel at 625 East 600 South, Smithfield. Services will begin at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, Phil’s request is that those interested make a donation to the JSU Art Department Foundation for Student Scholarships, or you may make a donation to the Eden Marie Kesler Trust Fund at any branch of Zion’s Bank.