Hubert J. Kestner, 91, of rural Clayton, died at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, June 25, 2020, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.
Born September 16, 1928, in McKee Township, Hubert was a son of Frank and Ruth Hanke Kestner. He married Betty J. Bangert at Zion Lutheran Church in rural Clayton on June 25, 1949. She survives.
Hubert was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church where he remained an active member until its closing. He then joined Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Clayton where he served as a trustee and elder. Hubert served on the McKee Township board for many years as a trustee and township supervisor. He also served as the caretaker of Zion Cemetery for over 70 years.
Mr. Kestner retired from Merchants Wholesale as a truck driver in 1992. He also farmed all of his life on the farm where he was born.
Survivors in addition to his wife are four sons, Randall Kestner and his wife Georgeanne, Auburn, IL.; Brad Kestner, Clayton, Greg Kestner and his wife Corrine, Clayton, and Terry Kestner and his wife Diane, Cedar Falls, IA.; seven grandchildren, Rachel Kestner, Logan Kestner, Andy Kestner, Adam Kestner and his wife Kindel, Mathew Kestner, Kelly Kestner, and Jill Kestner, a step-grandson, Nathan Clark; two great-grandsons, Braxton and Brooks Kestner; a sister, Pat Nelms, Mooresville, IN.; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter in law, Barbara J. Kestner; a brother, Duane Kestner; and two sisters Marjorie Zoller and Alberta Likes.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Clayton by Rev. Kirk Cunningham. Burial will follow at Zion Cemetery in Concord Township, Clayton, Illinois.
Visitation will be held Tuesday evening from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Clayton.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, those wishing to attend the services please refrain from hugging or shaking hands and follow all social distancing guidelines.
Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Cemetery or Concordia Seminary Food Bank.
Online condolences may be left at www.hamiltonfuneralhomes.net.
The Hamilton Funeral Home in Clayton is handling the arrangements.
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