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Elwood Gest
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Birth: Oct. 10, 1928, USA
Death: Jun. 11, 2010
Three Rivers
St. Joseph County
Michigan, USA

Elwood Gest, 81 Centreville, passed away Friday, June 11, 2010, at Three Rivers Health.
He was born Oct. 10, 1928, a son of Ernest and Hazel (Pinny) Gest.
On Jan. 16, 1947, he married Edith Mae Melchi in LaGrange, Ind. She preceded him in death Feb. 3, 2000. Elwood worked as a machine operator at Nickell Industries formerly Patrick Industries in Middlebury and previously worked many years at Sturgis Iron and Metal as a crane operator. Elwood enjoyed going to the casinos and garage sales. He also loved woodworking and working at Lil Louie's Pizza.
Surviving are his daughters, Linda Pelmear of Arcadia, Fla., Connie (Robert) Parker of Centreville, Lori Gest of Three Rivers; sons, Michael Gest of Centreville, Jody (Dawn) Gest of Centreville; seven grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Edith Gest; son, James Gest; grandson James Butcher Sr.; four brothers, Harold, Paul, Roy and Wilbu;r and a sister Maxine Robbins.
Relatives and friends will be received 2-4 p.m. and
6-8 p.m. Sunday at Eley Funeral Home in Centreville where religious service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday with Pastor Clint Zehr, New Covenant Christian Fellowship, Burr Oak, officiating. Interment will be in the Nottawa Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Online messages may be left for the family at

Family links: 
  Ernest William Gest (1896 - 1959)
  Hazel M Pinney Gest (1891 - 1977)
  Edith M Melchi Gest (1928 - 2000)
  Roy Orville Gest (1918 - 1980)*
  Wilbur Gest (1924 - 1951)*
  Harold W Gest (1926 - 1996)*
  Elwood Gest (1928 - 2010)
*Calculated relationship
Note: Credit for headstone photo goes to Darlene Gest.
Nottawa Cemetery
St. Joseph County
Michigan, USA
Created by: tina badder
Record added: Jun 14, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53693836
Elwood Gest
Added by: tina badder
Elwood Gest
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- tina badder
 Added: Jun. 14, 2010

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