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Kester, Janice C. 1956-1974

KESTER, WELSH, STEVENS

Posted By: Diana Henry Diedrich (email)
Date: 1/5/2007 at 17:39:22

Janice C. Kester Dies After Crash

New Albin – Injuries received when her car collided with a Milwaukee freight train proved fatal early Sunday for Janice Colleen Kester, 18, daughter of the Robert Kesters of New Albin.

Miss Kester died at 12:15 a.m. Sunday in Lutheran hospital, LaCrosse, Wis., about four hours after the accident at the north crossing in New Albin. Her car was thrown 100 feet after impact with the northbound train, reportedly traveling about 30 miles per hour.

The death was Allamakee county’s sixth traffic fatality of the year.

A 1974 graduate of Knee high school at Lansing, Miss Kester was a student at Winnona (Minn.) Technical Institute.

Surviving in addition to her parents are a sister, Louise at home, and paternal and maternal grandmothers, Mrs. W. E. Stevens of New Albin and Mrs. J. R. Welsh of Oelwein.

Services: Tuesday at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Catholic church. Rosary at 7:30 p.m. Monday at New Albin funeral chapel. Burke-Thornburg funeral home of Lansing has charge of arrangements.

Cedar Rapids Gazette; 23 Dec 1974
Transcribed by Diana Henry Diedrich

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Obit & photo added by Errin Wilker on 11/27/2016:

Kester, Janice Colleen 1956-1974

Janice Colleen Kester, 18, of New Albin, died Sunday, Dec. 22, in a La Crosse, WI, hospital as the result of injuries received in a car-train crash Saturday evening in New Albin.

She was born Aug. 10, 1956, in La Crosse, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kester of New Albin. She was a 1974 graduate of Kee High School, and was a student at Winona Technical Institute, Winona, MN.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by a sister, L'Louise of New Albin; her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ollie Stevens of New Albin; and her maternal grandmother, Mrs. J.R. Welsh of Oelwein.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, New Albin. Rev. James McBride and Rev. Duane Rastis of Van Horn, IA, will officiate.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the New Albin Funeral Chapel, with the Rosary to be at 7:30 p.m.

Burke-Thornburg Funeral Home, Lansing, is in charge of arrangements.

Source: Newspaper Clipping, Hand-Dated 1974


 

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