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Wendell R. Kistler

August 21, 1932 ~ July 26, 2018 (age 85)

               Wendell R. Kistler, 85, of Buffalo Prairie, passed away Thursday, July 26, 2018 at Lutheran Living Transitional Care Center, Muscatine.

                Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, August 6, 2018 at Buffalo Prairie Presbyterian Church, Buffalo Prairie.  Visitation will be held from 2 pm to 5 pm on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan.  Burial will be at Buffalo Prairie Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Reynolds American Legion or the Buffalo Prairie Cemetery Association.

                Wendell was born on August 21, 1932 in Buffalo Prairie, the son of Ivan and Mabel (Norton) Kistler.  He married Janet Feldman on November 22, 1957 in Victoria, IL.  He was owner/operator of Kistler Prairie Mill.  Wendell was a proud Veteran serving in the U.S. Navy.  Wendell enjoyed watching sports and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.  In his earlier years, he enjoyed deer hunting with his brother-in-law Joe and his good friend Lee.  Wendell cherished spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.  He had a strong faith in Christ and in everything he did.

                Wendell is survived by his wife of 60 years, Janet Kistler, Buffalo Prairie; sons, Greg (Sue) Kistler, Muscatine, IA and Marty (Jami) Kistler, Illinois City; grandchildren, Christina, Samantha, Michael, Steven, Addison, and Isaiah; and brother, Rex (Donna) Kistler, Utica, NY.  He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Garth and Lytle; and his sisters, Marjorie and Joyce. 

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