Edward Fester

Edward Fester, 93, of Dowagiac, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, Sunday, October 11, 2020 at his home in Dowagiac.

Edward was born December 13, 1926 in Dowagiac to Fred and Lena (Kern) Fester. Before his completion of high school, Edward was drafted to serve in WWII with the United States Army. He spoke often of his time overseas as a mail carrier. After the war, he met Nancy Gard and they were wed February 4, 1956 in Dowagiac. Edward was remembered fondly as a Little League coach during his children’s younger years. Many vacations were taken as a family during that time. Edward was a member of the local VFW and also enjoyed playing horseshoes.

Edward is survived by his children, Dana Walker, David Fester, and Joni Fester; his grandchildren, Amy Walker, Tony Walker, Alana (Jonny) Barone, Anna Fester, Ryan Fester, Randi Taggart, Tyler Taggart, and Braxton (Terra) Taggart; and nine great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Fester; his son, Ronald Fester; his granddaughter, Kara Fester; four siblings; and his parents.

The family will receive guests from 5pm until 7pm, Thursday, October 15, 2020 at Clark Chapel, 405 Center St., Dowagiac. A celebration of life service will be held at 10:30am, Friday, October 16, 2020 at St. John Lutheran Church, 603 McCleary St., Dowagiac. Burial to follow at Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the VFW Post #1855, Dowagiac.

Posted On: Monday, October 12, 2020 3:36 PM

Source: WSJM
Full story at: https://www.wsjm.com/2020/10/12/edward-fester/

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