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Jimmie Kiester

July 15, 1951 — May 4, 2019

Jimmie DeWayne Kiester, age 67, of Kimmell, IN, passed away at 7:55 pm on Saturday May 4, 2019 at his residence. Born on July 15, 1951 in Wolf Lake, IN, he was the son of Max and Velma (Owen) Kiester.

Jim attended local schools and graduated from West Noble High School with the Class of 1969. On October 3, 1970 Jim was united in marriage to Marsha Nevil.

Survivors include his wife 48 years, Marsha Kiester of Kimmell; children Tiffany Titus of Columbia City, Danielle (Billy) Sitts of Cromwell, and Jayme (Tiffin) Kiester of Noblesville; grandchildren Justin Titus, Madilyn and Janie Sitts, and Kelley, Jobey, and Micah Kiester; siblings Judy Geiger and Joyce (Tom) Beezley, both of Churubusco.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Donna West and brother in law, Paul Geiger.

Jim retired from Dana Corporation, Fort Wayne in 2005 with over 33 years of service. He also worked at American Hoist & Derrick, Fort Wayne, Adams & Westlake, Kendallville, Clarence Gaff Heating & Cooling, Roger Lemon Farms, and Agent, Manager, and Executive Director for Farmers Mutual Insurance of Noble County. Jim served on numerous boards; past Trustee and Sunday School teacher, 12 years as West Noble School Board member, Board President and Executive Director of Farmers Mutual Insurance, Board Member of Poplar company for Home and Farm Insurance, State Nominating Committee for Mutual Insurance Companies Association of Indiana, and State Memorial Committee for Mutual Insurance Companies Association of Indiana. He also enjoyed his pool, go-karts, going to his grandchildren's events, fixing anything, and being an avid reader.

Friends may call on Tuesday May 7, 2019 from 2:00-8:00 pm at DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. Funeral services for Jimmie will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday May 8, 2019 at the funeral home.
Burial in Stringtown Cemetery, Kimmell, IN. Memorial contributions in memory of Jimmie may be made to American Diabetes Association. Visit to send the family an online condolence.


DeMoney-Grimes a Life Story Funeral Home
600 Countryside Drive Columbia City, Indiana 46725

2:00 PM - 8:00 PM


DeMoney-Grimes a Life Story Funeral Home
600 Countryside Drive Columbia City, Indiana 46725

1:00 PM
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