Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association
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Condolences To Mark Kessinger Family

We were very saddened to learn that IFCA member Mark Kessinger, co-owner of Chatsworth Ag passed away this week after a battle with cancer.  Mark was always present at IFCA events and a strong believer in the value of the ag retailer to the industry as a whole.  He was a great guy and will be greatly missed. 
Mark was just 52, an avid sports fan and enjoyed playing golf at the El Paso Country Club, Pontiac Elks and participated in the IFCA golf outings.  He was a member of the El Paso-Gridley Athletic Booster Club where he served on the board of directors from 2005-2012.  He also served as a scorekeeper for away games for the boy's basketball team.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in El Paso.  Visitation will be held on Friday evening from 3-8 pm at the Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso.  Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.  Please keep Mark's family and fellow employees in your thoughts and prayers.  Memorials may be made to the Illinois Cancer Center of Peoria, IL or the El Paso-Gridley Athletic Booster Club.