Celebrating the life of Jacob D. Kester
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Jake was born on October 23, 1988, in Pekin, IL, to Julie (Potts) Kester and Mark Kester. He was preceded in death by his father, Mark Kester; and grandparents, Oliver and Mary (Green) Kester. Surviving are his fiancé, Bridget Emery of Tremont, IL; one daughter, Zoey Kester of Tremont, IL; mother, Julie Kester of Pekin, IL; one sister, Tabitha (Donald Dillon) Kester of Pekin, IL; one grandfather, James Potts of Apache Jct., AZ; four aunts, Bonnie (Potts) Caryl of Mesa, Diana Johnson and Vickey Major, both of Pekin, and Tina (Tom) Hanson of Amarillo, TX; one uncle, Mickey (Kathie) Kester of Topeka, IL; stepmother, Rhonda Kester of Pekin, IL; one step-sister, Alicia (Zach) Parkinson of Pekin; and one step-brother, David (Emily) Brackney of South Pekin, IL. Jake graduated from Pekin High School in May of 2007 and graduated from Lincoln College of Technology in July of 2008. He worked as a diesel mechanic at Peoria Public School Transportation Department since August of 2010. Jake was a proud and loving father and loved spending time with his friends and family. He enjoyed hunting, riding motorcycles, going shooting and working on his mustang. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Pekin Avanti's Dome.
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