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Dorothea 'Doris' von Kessler, researcher
Dorothea 'Doris' von Kessler, researcher

Dorothea "Doris" von Kessler, a retired medical researcher, died of cancer Sunday at her Sparks-Glencoe home. She was 78. Born Dorothea Edith Maria Poeschl in Vienna, Austria, she was the daughter of Rudolf Poeschl, a leather manufacturer, and Marion Poeschl, a homemaker. She earned degrees in the study of English and Spanish at the University of Vienna and the University of Innsbruck. She also studied at Cambridge University in England. She spoke Spanish, French, Italian and English, as well as German. She also studied Latin. She met her future husband, Dr. Kirby L. C. von Kessler, a surgeon, while he was stationed in Ansbach, Germany. They were married in 1962 in Vienna...

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