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Frederick Kesting

Frederick Kesting

Frederick C. Kesting, 89, of Marissa, IL; born September 28, 1922 in Ferguson, MO; passed away on Friday, February 10, 2012 at Four Fountains Convalescent Center in Belleville, IL.
Mr. Kesting was a dairy farmer.
He is preceded in death by his parents Christian and Maria, nee Behle, Kesting. His wife Florence, nee Hazelwood, Kesting whom he married on July 30, 1944 in Ferguson, MO and who passed away on June 11, 2005. 1 daughter – Elaine Burgett. 2 brothers – Christian Kesting; William Kesting. 1 sister – Elizabeth Thies.
He is survived by his children – Fred Kesting Jr. of Marissa, IL; Artha Scherf of Freeburg, IL; Barbara Romeo, of Wildwood, MO; Donna Coulter of Marissa, IL. 11 grandchildren – Jon Burgett; Jane Perry; Lisa Best; Shannon Kesting; Lydia Pranger; Jacob Pranger; Corin Forster; Cayla Scherf; Sarah Bouchette; Michelle Coulter; Andrew Coulter. 3 great-grandchildren. 2 sisters – Elfrieda Vache of Ferguson, MO; Marie Kesting of Ferguson, MO.

Private family services to be held

Interment: Burial will be held at Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.

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  1. Administrator says:

    Although it has been a few years ago, we remember Fred going by our house driving the tractor. Once in a while, he would stop by to talk to Daryl. Daryl & I express our sincere sympathy of the passing of your father and grandfather. May God comfort all of you.

    Posted by: Daryl & Verleen Bollmeier – Marissa, IL – Neighbor Feb 13, 2012

  2. Administrator says:

    Freddie and Candy, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss, please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I have many great memories of Fred and Florence at the Hazelwood Reunions and know how much they loved their family. My sympathy to you all…..

    Posted by: Bev Hazelwood – Marion, IL Feb 17, 2012

  3. Administrator says:

    So sorry to here of Uncle Freddie’s passing. My favorite memory of him was listening to his thunderous voice. I will always remember the times we spent with them when they came thru Georgia. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

    Posted by: John D Kesting – Dawsonville, GA – Great nephew Feb 19, 2012

  4. Administrator says:

    I met the Kestings in 1967, and I last saw Fred on January 22, 2012. His mind was sharp, and he rehearsed “old times”–good memories–with me.
    I reminded him that my Dad always called me Patty; and, after Dad died, Fred was the only one I allowed to call me that. He smiled, and gave a bit of a chuckle, as it always pleased him when I told him that. ;^)
    Both Mr. & Mrs. Kesting touched so many of our lives; and I really look forward to hearing him call me Patty again…in the resurrection.

    Posted by: Pat (McPherson) Huser – St Charles, MO – church friend Feb 20, 2012

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