Kenneth E. Boester, 81 of New Minden, passed away at 7:45 a.m. on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at Washington County Hospital in Nashville. He was born on July 1, 1937 in Covington, the son of Walter and Emilie Wernicke Boester. He married Joyce Harmening on October 29, 1960 in New Minden and she passed away on November 22, 2018. He is survived by a son; Kevin (Cindy) Boester of Murphysboro. Two daughters; Lori (John) Lietz of Hoyleton and Faye (Daniel) Bedwell of St. Peters, MO. Five grandsons; Jason and Nicholas Lietz, Evan and Alec Bedwell and Kaleb Boester. Seven step grandchildren and one great grandson along with several nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother; LeRoy Boester and a sister; Vernita Storck.
Kenneth served in the United States Air Force Reserve from 1960-1965. He retired from Cambridge Manufacturing where he was a machinist. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran church in Hoyleton.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoyleton with Rev. Nathan Wollenberg officiating. Burial will follow in the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in New Minden. Friends may call from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church. Styninger Funeral Homes of Nashville and Hoyleton is in charge of arrangements. Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.styningerfuneralhomes.com or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.