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George W. Kestler was born in Hall County, Nebraska on June 13, 1893 and pased away in Portland, Oregon, June 30, 1961 at 7 pm at the age of 68 years, 2 weeks, and 2 days.

He was united in marriage to Flossie Smith in 1913. Born to this union were three daughters and two sons. Two daughters and one son preceded him in death.

He leaves to mourn his death his wife, Flossie, a son, Westley of Troutdale, Oregon, a daughter, Verdina of Portland, Oregon; two sisters, one brother, and a host of neighbors and friends.

He farmed in Frontier and Dawson Counties until 1939 at which time he and his family moved to Portland, Oregon.

He was employed at the Troutdale Aluminum Plant until May of 1958 when ill health forced him to retire.

Memorial services were held July 3 at Jacobson Funeral Home in Portland with vault interment at Lincoln Memorial Park. Rev. M. C. Burlingham of Church of God officiated at the service.

John Carpernter vocalist, sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Just A Closer Walk with Thee". Jean Harper presided at the organ.

Pallbearers were Herbert Martin, Philip Cook, Hugo Schmidt, Don Thias, Wayne Gregory, and Emil Kneipe.

The Farnam Press, 21(38) July 27, 1961.

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