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Barbara Jean Kestner

October 10, 1927 — January 17, 2016

Barbara Jean Kestner age 88, of Napoleon died Sunday evening at the Henry County Hospital.

She was born October 10, 1927 to Harry and Mary (Bauman) Cramer in Holgate.  She graduated from Holgate High School in 1946.  On November 9, 1947 she married Wilbert Richard Kestner.  He died on December 5, 2005.  Barbara was a homemaker and member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Malinta.

Barbara is survived by a daughter Jean (Rick) Houser, Hamler and a son Tom (Laura) Kestner, Grelton; grandkids and great grandkids.  Barbara was preceded in death by a son Michael Kestner; a great grandson Ethan Kestner; sisters Virginia Retcher, Patsy Schloesser, Mary Ellen Fuhrhop and an infant sister Frances and brothers Donald Cramer, John Cramer, and Norman Cramer.

Services were on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 in the Zachrich Funeral Home of Holgate with Reverend Rick Jensen.  Burial followed in St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery, Holgate.

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