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 Virgil Otis Gestring

Virgil Otis Gestring

Birth
Steele, Pemiscot County, Missouri, USA
Death Mar 1973 (aged 54)
Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA
Burial Steele, Pemiscot County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 100153506 · View Source
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The Steele Enterprise, Steele, Missouri
Thursday, March 29, 1973

Funeral services were conducted March 26, 1973, by Rev. Larry Morse and Rev. Hershell Davis of Battle Creek, Mich., for Virgil Otis Gestring of Battle Creek. He was born August 30, 1918 at Tyler, Mo., to Frank and Virgie Gestring.

Mr. Gestring was an employee of the Post Cereal Co. of Battle Creek for over 21 years. He was also a veteran of World War II where he served in the European theater and was among the first troops to land during the Normandy invasion, landing of Omaha Beach. He was a member of the Church of God where he served as church treasurer for over fifteen years.

Survivors include his wife, Beatrice (Davis) Gestring of Battle Creek; his father, Frank J. Gestring of Steele; four sisters: Lucille Googe of Steele, Lecil Hanson and Bernice Minardi of Patchogue, Long Island, N.Y., and Vivian Weaver of Houston, Tex.; five brothers: Loyce and Harold D. Gestring of Blytheville, Frank T. Gestring of Washington State, Eugene Gestring of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and Lawrence T. Gestring of Washington, Ill.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of German-Aumon Funeral Home of Steele. Services were held in the Chapel of the funeral home with burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Johnnie Carter, Alvin Hawkins, Glen Griffin, Lemond Thompson, Bobby Martin, and Jack Brooks.

Graveside services were conducted by American Legion Post #24 of Blytheville with Billy Meharg in charge.



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  • Find A Grave Memorial 100153506
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Virgil Otis Gestring (30 Aug 1918–Mar 1973), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100153506, citing Mount Zion Cemetery, Steele, Pemiscot County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .