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Floyd Kester

Oct. 4, 1928 – Oct. 28, 2022

Floyd Kester (Kister) died peacefully at age 94 at the Washington Veterans Home in Port Orchard, Wash. He was born Oct. 4, 1928 in Ritzville, Wash. to Marie Catharine (Katie) Arnst and Henry Kister; the second of four children. As happened with many German immigrants the family name was changed based on how the immigration office heard the name and so it was spelled Kister at Ellis Island but other family members, born in the US, spelled the name with an "e." As a young man, Floyd officially changed his name to Kester. Floyd graduated from Odessa High School in 194...


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