Gerald L “Jerry” Kistner, 72, of Bethalto, born Monday, Feb. 23, 1942, in East Saint Louis, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, at Rosewood Care Center of Alton in Alton.
Gerald was retired machinist for National Auto Supply of East St. Louis and was well-known and a supporter of the community. He was a United States Air Force veteran.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen J. Kistner; and parents, Bertram and Dorothy (nee Maes) Kistner.
Surviving are his children, Anthony L. Kistner of Cottage Hills and Carrie K. Kistner of Bethalto; brothers, John (Bonnie) Kistner of Smithton, and James (Barb) Kistner of Edwardsville; sisters, Phyllis (David) West of Edwardsville, Virginia (Joe) Dorn of Red Bud, and Marie (Dan) Parrott of Belleville; grandchildren, Shelby Kistner and Ehren Kistner; step-grandchildren, Jessica (David) Halleman and Camille (Jason) Scott; great-grandchildren, Kaylee and Ella; and mother-in-law, June (Harry) Hall of Olney.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.kurrusfh.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to your favorite charity.
Visitation: Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville and from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois.
Funeral: A funeral procession will leave from Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, for 11 a.m. services at Reiss Chapel at Lake View Memorial Gardens, with Deacon John Murphy officiating. Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights.