January 29, 1923 ~ November 25, 2009
John J. Kestle a 54 year resident of Torrance, CA passed away on Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 at his home after a valiant battle with cancer.
John was born on January 29th 1923 in Butte, Montana. John and his Mother Katherine came to California in 1925. John was raised by his Mother in Los Angeles and graduated from Freemont High School in 1941. At 19 years old he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served his country as a Nose gunner. He later went on to get his contracting license and own his own plastering company. In 1968 he began a twenty year career in the Aerospace Industry working alongside his wife at Continental Graphics.
He was a very loving and devoted Husband and Father. In retirement and before he enjoyed traveling many times to Hawaii with his wife. He loved his crossword puzzles, playing solitaire and his dog Jake.
John is survived by his wife of 68 years Rosemary Kestle, daughters Vickie Fettig and Mary Kate Lancaster; son-in-law Dean Fettig; brother Wendell Kestle; Grandchildren Lisa Ihlen, Kellie and Kyle Lancaster; Great Grandchildren Matthew, Sydnie and Taylor Castillo and of course Jake.
A Celebration of his Life will be held on Friday December 4th, 2009 from 2:00pm - 5:00pm at Rice Mortuary 5310 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, Ca. Memorial Services will begin at 2:00pm with a reception to follow.
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