Charles E. Kestel, 79, of Bethel, Ohio, died Oct. 22 at his residence in Bethel. He was born Aug. 27, 1926 in Georgetown, Ohio, the son of the late Edward M and Lena (Rush) Kestel.
On May 5, 1948, he married Roselyn Painter. He was a self-employed plumber and electrician.
He was also a member of Masonic Lodge in Georgetown and a US Army veteran serving in WWII.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Charles A. Kestel.
He is survived by his wife, Roselyn; two daughters, Lu Anne Alcorn and husband William, and Susan Leslie Kestel, all of Eastgate, Ohio; two sons, Anthony Wayne Kestel of Eastgate, Ohio and Bradly Stuart Kestel and wife Mary Beth, of Georgetown, Ohio.
He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held Oct. 27 at the Tate Cemetery in Bethel, concluding in full military honors.