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Kenneth L. Hester

December 31, 1969 July 11, 2012
Kenneth L. Hester
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Kenneth L. Hester, age 92, passed away peacefully at his home in River Forest on Wednesday July 11, 2012. Married to childhood sweetheart and love of his life, the late Pearl (nee Schulze) for 63 years. Born in Marion, Illinois on May 24, 1920. He moved to Chicago with his mother Verna (nee Jones) and father Everett along with his siblings Eugene Wiley, Louise Wiley, Devere, identical twin Wendell, and Yvonne. Later he attended Lane Tech. After working at Butler Bros., he went on to become one of the founders of Teamsters Local 743 where he worked for 59 years and was Secretary-Treasurer until his retirement. He and Pearl had four children: Sandra Keller, Valarie (Timothy) Keefe, Lisa (Jeffrey) Barber and Thor (Patricia) and four grandchildren: Heidi Keller, Brennen (Carolina) Keefe, Grant Barber and Morgan Barber. He was fortunate to have lived a healthy and interesting life and will always be remembered as a generous and caring gentleman, happiest when surrounded by his family. Donations to the Anti-Cruelty Society would be appreciated.

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