- Lasting Memories - Norman Wallis Kester's memorial

Norman Wallis Kester
Aug. 29, 1935-Nov. 23, 2023
Pleasanton, California

Norman Wallis Kester passed away on November 23, 2023, at Pleasanton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center at the age of 88.

Norman was born August 29, 1935, at Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley, California to Clarence A. and Bernice K. (Lund) Kester. He spent his formative years in Alameda and Hayward California.

He was a Chief Warrant Officer in the California Army National Guard when he retired in August 1995. He spent over 40 years in the military.

On April 27, 1958, he married Suzann Kester in Karnak, Ill and they spent 65 years together 59 years of which were spent in Pleasanton, California where they were charter members of the Pleasanton Chapter of the United Methodist Church.

Norman is survived by his lovely wife, Suzann, two sons, Jeffrey Wilson (Candy) of San Diego, California, Thomas Lund (Earl) of Pacific Grove, California and daughter Holly Ann (Del) Kjos of Pleasanton, California; granddaughter Kortney (Clarke) Powers of Auburn, California; two sisters-in-law Marcia Kester and Sharon Wilson; four nephews Michael (Shelia) Kester, Robert (Geraldine) Kester, Keith (Holly) Wilson, Garrett (Karen) Wilson and a host of great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Bernice Kester; in-laws, Woodrow and Doris Wilson; daughter, Deborah Lynn; brother, Richard Kester; brother-in-law, Gary Wilson.

He was a loving, hardworking, pragmatic man who will be greatly missed by his loved ones.

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