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John F. Pester

September 8, 1944 — October 26, 2023

John Pester, age 79, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, October 26, 2023 surrounded by family.


John is survived by his beloved wife Marsha (nee Sabin) Pester; son Tim (Teresa) Pester; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and his sister Eleanor Pester.


He is preceded in death by his daughter Deborah Pester Harris; and his parents William and Minnie Pester;


John will always be remembered for helping others, especially with handy man work. He taught Sunday School, assisted in the church nursery and went on several "Work and Witness" missionary trips to a number of countries. In his spare time, he enjoyed tending to his strawberry and raspberry patches, maintaining the yard, and building bird houses. After graduating from Olivet Nazarene University, he answered his country's call, serving proudly as a U.S. Navy officer in the Viet Nam War. He taught math and physics for thirty-four years at Plano High School retiring in 2003.


Services for John will begin on Monday, October 30, 2023 with a visitation at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 102 E. Francis Rd. In New Lenox, from 3pm-8pm. Services will continue the following day, Tuesday, October 31, 2023 with a brief visitation from 9:30am until the time of service at 10:30 am. John will be laid to rest at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.


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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

9:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

Kurtz Memorial Chapel - New Lenox

102 East Francis Road, New Lenox, IL 60451

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Kurtz Memorial Chapel - New Lenox

102 East Francis Road, New Lenox, IL 60451

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