Obituaries » Robert "Bob" R Kiester

November 27, 1921 - November 18, 2019

Funeral Service Date
November 25, 2019
Funeral Service Time
10:30 am

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Robert R “Bob” Kiester, 97, of Fort Wayne died November 18, 2019 at Lutheran Life Villages, Fort Wayne, IN. Robert was born November 27, 1921 in Henryetta, OK and was the son of the late Herb and Clara Kiester. Bob served our country in the U S Army Air Corp during WW II and retired as a Lt Col in the Air Force Reserves. He became a plumber and owner of Kiester Plumbing for 34 years. He was an over 50 year member of Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church, serving as a sacristan and usher, Elks Lodge #155, American Legion Post #296 and the B-26 Marauder’s Historical Association. Bob is survived by son, David Kiester of Nashville, TN; daughters, Peg Kiester and Sue (Richard) Keirns both of Fort Wayne, IN, Terry (John) Sisco of New Haven, IN and Kathy (Jim) Faichnie of Toronto Canada; 14 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren; sister, Madeline Adams of Ingleside, IL. Bob was preceded in death by his loving wife of 72 years, Mary ‘Patricia’ Kiester, brothers, William, Ralph and Donald Kiester, sister, Betty Mae Kiester. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am, Monday, November 25, 2019 at Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church, 4500 Fairfield Ave, Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Visitation will be held Sunday, November 24, 2019, from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Divine Mercy Funeral Home, 3500 Lake Ave. Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Services of N. E. Indiana. To sign the online guest book, go to

Visitation Information:

Divine Mercy Funeral Home

Phone: 260-426-2044

Address: 3500 Lake Avenue Fort Wayne Indiana, 46805

Visitation Date

November 24, 2019

Visitation Time

02:00 pm – 06:00 pm

Funeral Service Information:

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church- Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-744-4393

Address: 4500 Fairfield Ave. Fort Wayne IN, 46807

Service Date: November 24, 2019

Service Time: 2:00 pm

Service Notes: calling one hour prior at church

Funeral Service Date

November 25, 2019

Funeral Service Time

10:30 am

Additional Info

calling one hour prior at church

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