Carl R. Kester, age 82, of Waupaca, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at home. He was born in Spring Prairie, WI on December 16, 1935 to William and Luella (Leudtke) Kester. He graduated from high school in 1953. Carl entered the military in 1956, served during the Vietnam conflict, and eventually retired from the U.S. Air Force. He was united in marriage to Lorraine Friemoth on November 18, 1972. In his spare time, he enjoyed woodworking.
Survivors include his wife, Lorraine; step-children: Daniel (“Uschi”) Friemoth, John (Gina) Friemoth, and Peggy (Doug) Paulson; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and siblings: John (Peggy) Kester, Doris (Donald) Anglin, Helen (Mike) Stout, Bertha Kranich, Arlene Monteith and Fred Kester. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents, and step-children: JoAnn, Keith and Mary.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the Maple Crest Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial and military honors will take place at the Central Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery at a later date.