Inducted:  May 14, 1982 in Merrillville, IN
Date of Birth:  January 25, 1911 in Rensselaer, IN

High School Attended:  Rensselaer              Graduated:  1934

High School Honors:  Played 4 years of varsity in football, basketball, and track.

College Attended:  Indiana School of Mortuary Science    Graduated:  1936

Professional Athletic Background:  Played 5 years of semi-pro football with Rensselaer "Yellow Jackets."

Special Recognition:  Was honored by Rensselaer HS in 1971 for his support of the football program; acted as a trainer and traveled with team until his death; inducted into St. Joseph's College Football Hall of Fame; member of St. Joseph's Puma 100 Club, Rensselaer Bomber Booster Club, Curtis Creek Country Club, Chicago Bears Club; served as a member of Rensselaer Volunteer Fire Department for 50 years; was a certified IHSAA official for over 30 years; his dedication to Indiana football is memorialized annually by his family in an award presented to a senior player of the Rensselaer football team and to a senior player at St. Joseph's College.

Family:  Wife, Dorothy; daughter, Franell (Keith); grandchildren, Kara, Kyle, and Kori.

Mr. Kresler passed away December 20, 1978.