Justin Isaiah Kesterson 1986-2017

Swan Song

MISSOULA - Justin Isaiah Kesterson, 31, of Missoula passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 17.

He was born June 27, 1986 in Missoula to Manuel and Robin Kesterson. He grew up in the Swan Valley with his parents and two brothers Joshua and Jared. He attended Salmon Prairie School, was home-schooled some of his grade school years and attended Seeley-Swan High School. He worked at Pyramid Mountain Lumber Company. He went on to earn an Associates Degree of Applied Science in Electronics Technology/Computer Systems from U of M-Helena College of Technology. He then worked at Semitool as a mechanical assembler. He went on to attend and graduate from Universal Technical Institute in Arizona with an Associates Degree in Automotive Technology, having been on the dean's list with a 3.8 GPA. He returned to Montana, working first at Helena Motors and then most recently at Lithia Ford in Missoula.

His relationship with the Lord began at a young age. He was a member of Swan Chapel where he was baptized. He participated in Youth for Christ activities throughout his high school years.

He enjoyed hanging out with family and friends and liked hiking, fishing, camping, motorbiking and backpacking. A couple trips into the Bob Marshall Wilderness with his family were highlights for him.

Survivors include his parents Manuel and Robin Kesterson; brothers Joshua Kesterson and Jared Kesterson and Jared's wife Madison; grandparents John and Linda Pilsworth and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins he enjoyed spending time with.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 28 at 1 p.m. at Swan Chapel in Swan Lake with Pastor Chuck Cushman officiating.


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Amy writes:

I had no idea of Justin's passing until today. Josh - if you somehow read this I want you to know how truly sad I am for you having to say goodbye to him for now. I remember his laugh, smile, and conversations with me well. I'm going to be praying for your whole family the next few months especially, as the Lord prompts. I hope you are doing well...I can't imagine having a sibling pass and my heart breaks for you guys. Give my deepest condolences to your parents and Jared. May God's rich love and peace that transcends human understanding be with you (all) in all things. For the Lamb at the center of the throne continuously shepherds them unto life---guiding them to the everlasting fountains of water of life {living springs of water}. And God will wipe from their eyes every last tear {He will amount every year she'd from their eyes.}! Revelation 7:17 {Isa. 25:8}

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