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Howard Jestus was born Sept. 1, 1934 in Howard Lake, and entered eternal life Nov. 17, 2002 in North Branch.
Jestus graduated from Howard Lake High School, and went on to be the co-owner of Jetson Iron Works in Ham Lake for over 25 years.
He was an active member of the Ham Lake Lions Club, and a founding member of the Sno-Barons Snowmobile Club. He liked golfing, boating/fishing, snowmobiling, owned several lake cabins over the years, and entertaining other people. He was very talented and creative with wood and metals, and enjoyed being active and busy.
He was preceded in death by parents, John and Millie.
Jestus is survived by special friend, Joyce Sheffield of East Bethel; children, Gary (Kathy) of Ham Lake, Gene (Debbie) of Big Lake, Glen (Nora) of Norton, Mass., Kathi Johnson of Becker, Rick (Trisha) of East Bethel, Mike of Blaine, Kerrie Nelson (Mark) of Cass Lake; 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen Larson (Bud) of St. Louis Park, Dorothy Johnson (Corky) of Florida; brother, John (Norita) of Acworth, Ga.
The memorial service was 2 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 21 at Washburn-McReavy Seman Chapel, 1827 Coon Rapids Blvd., Coon Rapids.
Howard Lake-Waverly Herald & Winsted-Lester Prairie