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Roy A. Kaestner, 86, of Sheboygan, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 11, 2022. Roy was born July 22, 1936, to the late Harvey and Luella (Machut) Kaestner and raised on their farm in Sheboygan Falls.
He graduated from Plymouth High School and went on to attend classes at LTC. Roy proudly served in the National Guard for 6 years.
On May 4, 1957, he was united in marriage to Barbara Leibham. Together they raised five children: Keith (Karen) Kaestner of Minneapolis, MN, Kevin (Kathy) Kaestner of Big Fork, MT, Karen (Randy) Ingels of Howards Grove, Kathy (Ed) Gumbert of Green Bay, and Kurt (Lynn) Kaestner of Oak Creek.
Roy worked his entire career for Bemis Manufacturing (making “picture frames”) retiring on May 15, 1994, as the Production Control Manager. The Town of Sheboygan Volunteer Fire Department appreciated his assistance for 51 years serving as the Secretary/Treasurer and Inspector for many of those years. He was a faithful member of St. Dominic Catholic Church serving as an usher and a member of the grounds crew. Roy enjoyed fishing and hunting at the cottage, traveling, and definitely playing cards!
He is further survived by 16 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 1 on the way, his brother Gene (Kathleen) Kaestner of Howards Grove, in laws Ken (Sue) Leibham, of Sheboygan, and Lorraine Schroeder of Libertyville, IL, his extended family Reinhard Palm of Elkhart Lake, Gladys Palm of Sheboygan Falls, and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Phyllis Nohl and Jeanette Moioffer, in laws Leander Nohl and Phyllis Hendrikse, and extended family Hans Palm and Joyce Palm.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, September 30, 2022, at 11:00 AM at St. Dominic Catholic Church, 2133 N. 22nd St., Sheboygan, with Fr. Mark Brandel officiating. Entombment will take place at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may visit with the family on Thursday, September 29, 2022, from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Zimmer Westview Funeral & Cremation Care Center, W2132 Garton Rd. Sheboygan, and again on Friday September 30, 2022, at the CHURCH from 10:00 AM until the time of mass.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Town of Sheboygan Fire Department or Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice in Roy’s name.
Thursday, September 29, 2022
5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)
Zimmer Westview Funeral & Cremation Care Center
Friday, September 30, 2022
10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)
Friday, September 30, 2022
Starts at 11:00am (Central time)
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