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Rosemary Doerr
B: 1925-03-06
D: 2020-06-01
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Doerr, Rosemary
Michael Young
B: 1943-01-15
D: 2020-06-01
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Young, Michael
Sarah Higginbotham
B: 1919-08-05
D: 2020-05-31
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Higginbotham, Sarah
Elizabeth O'Connor
B: 1948-01-25
D: 2020-05-29
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O'Connor, Elizabeth
Winnefred Lesandrini
B: 1930-01-02
D: 2020-05-28
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Lesandrini, Winnefred
Salvatore Comado
B: 1934-02-15
D: 2020-05-27
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Comado, Salvatore
John Carey
B: 1966-08-11
D: 2020-05-27
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Carey, John
Fannie Thorpe
B: 1927-12-08
D: 2020-05-27
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Thorpe, Fannie
Irene Hillbrick
B: 1927-06-14
D: 2020-05-26
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Hillbrick, Irene
Veronica Billings
B: 1924-12-28
D: 2020-05-26
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Billings, Veronica
Ryan Wolf
B: 1999-06-03
D: 2020-05-25
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Wolf, Ryan
Rev. William Kester
B: 1944-06-25
D: 2020-05-20
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Kester, Rev. William
Doris Winters
B: 1926-04-04
D: 2020-05-20
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Winters, Doris
Elizabeth Wehner
B: 1930-03-05
D: 2020-05-19
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Wehner, Elizabeth
Ruth Altmann
B: 1931-10-20
D: 2020-05-19
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Altmann, Ruth
Lucy Tobin
B: 1926-09-27
D: 2020-05-18
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Tobin, Lucy
Jean Louis
B: 1930-11-26
D: 2020-05-16
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Louis, Jean
Betty Meyer
B: 1937-02-03
D: 2020-05-16
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Meyer, Betty
Kathleen Kovacs
B: 1960-01-25
D: 2020-05-15
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Kovacs, Kathleen
Clifford Youngstrom
B: 1926-12-09
D: 2020-05-15
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Youngstrom, Clifford
Joseph Salamon
B: 1996-04-22
D: 2020-05-15
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Salamon, Joseph

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Obituary for Rev. William J. Kester

Rev. William J.  Kester
Kester, Fr. William J., Fortified with the Sacrament of the sick on May 20, 2020. Beloved son of the late William H. and Mae Justin Kester; dear brother of John (Susie) Kester, Mary (David) Horstmann and the late Thomas Kester; great friend of Sr. Jeannine DeClue, O.P.; dear uncle, great-uncle and a friend to so many.

Fr. Kester was ordained on June 13, 1970 and served as associate pastor at St. Thomas More, Visitation, Immaculate Conception, Little Flower, St. Peter and St. George parishes. He served as a pastor at St. Adalbert, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. Matthias parishes, and as senior priest at St. Ambrose and St. John Bosco parishes. Fr. Bill was generous, kind, fun-loving, smart, a spiritual inspiration, larger than life, humble and had an abundant love for children, the theater and the Cardinals.

A private Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter Catholic Church (live streamed Saturday, May 23, 10:00am at www.stpeterlive.com). Interment Calvary Cemetery. Memorial donation may be made to a charity of your choice. www.boppchapel.com.
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