age 81 of Crystal City, Missouri passed away Friday, September 6, 2019 at Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Crystal City. He was born January 7, 1938 in Crystal City the son of the late Ida G. (nee Todd) and Dr. Julius Kister.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Barbara Jean (nee Bulger) Kister and a sister Mary Bain.
He is survived by his son Jerry (Amy Boone) Kister of Imperial, Missouri; sisters Betty (John) Van Druff of Seattle, Washington, Margaret Londal of Fenton, Missouri Judy Jacoby of Seattle, Washington, Rita (Jim) Krieg of Rich Fountain, Missouri; grandsons Blake and Sam Kister; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
He was a retired lead worker for St. Joe Lead Company in Herculaneum, Missouri and also worked as a bus driver for many school districts and Festus Manor Nursing Home. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Crystal City, VFW #3777 in Festus, Missouri, American Legion #253 in Festus and a 4th Degree Knight in Knight of Columbus council 1230 in Crystal City.
Visitation from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus. Funeral mass 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Sacred Heart Church, Crystal City, Missouri officiated by Fr. Mathew Cheruparambil, Pastor. Interment in National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. Memorials in his memory are preferred to The Back Stoppers, Inc. P.O. Box 795168, St. Louis, Missouri 63179-0700.