Born On: May 13, 1945

Passed On: June 05, 2018

Robert W. Kesterke

Senior Master Sgt. Robert William Kesterke, born in Huron Twp., MI on May 13, 1945 to Walter G. Kesterke and Dorothy A. Weston, passed into God’s loving arms on June 5, 2018 at his family home in Shebly, MI. Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Grace E. Kesterke on December 2, 2008.

 Robert decided to serve his country directly after high school graduation. He dedicated himself to the United States Airforce and his country on June 10, 1963 until he retired on June 30, 1983. After he retired he enjoyed fishing, teaching the word of God in others homes, travel, music and concerts. He enjoyed life, the great outdoors and of course food tastings.

 Robert is survived by his children, Sylvia Kesterke-Russ of Montgomery, TX, Timothy Kesterke of Covington, GA and James Moulton Kesterke of Shelby, MI; step-children, Betty Lockhart of Shelby, MI, Bill Harmon of Skiatook, OK, Treasa Burkett of Kinde, MI, and Donna Blankenship of Sand Springs, OK; 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

 Graveside Services will be held at Fort Custer National Cemetery on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 11:30 AM in Augusta, MI. There will be a celebration of life gathering, per Robert’s wishes, at a later date and time.


Graveside Service Information

Ft Custer National Cemetery
15501 Dickman Rd., Augusta, MI 49012

Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM

6 thoughts on “Robert W. Kesterke

  1. Nathen lockhart

    I have known Bob for 22 plus years. When I married into your family you welcomed me. You have always been old school tuff and you put up a heck of a fight. One that you won in my book. I enjoyed the many fishing and boat outings and The bbqs will never be the same.
    You will be missed

  2. Linda AcMoody (cousin)

    Bob it’s been a long time but Kathie and I would to say good bye. Still remember you living by Mom and all our visits and bringing you big jars if pickled bologna. Man you loved that stuff! One of my all time favorite is you and I and Artie at your Mom’s out in the yard. Rest in peace Bob. You’ve earned it.

  3. Betty Lockhart

    Every day you have been gone has been a different one. I spent every day with you. Laughing and watching tv…. and o gosh the news really worked you and our moments of reading the Bible and you explaining your views down to playing cards or just sitting there quietly.And bbqs will never be the same. I miss you and I know that will never stop. Hug mom for me and enjoy the view and hope you get many bites on that fishing line. Enjoy those sunsets.

  4. Dianne Hall

    In the few years that we knew Bob Chuck and I grew to love him like family. He was a wonderful man. I loved his smile and his beautiful blue eyes that always had a sparkle in them. He will be greatly missed. We enjoyed the time that we had with him when he lived here at our home when all of you moved back to Michigan. Fly with the angels Mr Bob dot-dot…..

  5. Michelle Sageman

    He will always be your wing man. Prayers to the family and he was loved by many 💞🙏🏽 Him n Gracie are already fishing in graces fav spot for she’s waited long enough . Keep your faith and know it’s not good bye it’s see you my friend 💋🙏🏽


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