Lester "Pete" T Keister

September 26, 1930 ~ June 7, 2022 (age 91)


Lester "Pete" T. Keister, 91, a longtime resident of rural Albion, passed away at 6:30 a.m. on June 7, 2022, at Waterford Crossing Healthcare in Goshen, after a ten-day stay at Goshen Health Hospital.

Mr. Keister was born on September 26, 1930, in Noble County, to the late Thurlo and Venis (Winebrenner) Keister. He graduated from Wolf Lake High School in 1949.

On July 7, 1951, he was united in marriage in Merriam to Grace Shanabarger. She preceded him in death on July 31, 2011. He lived all but the last year of his life in Noble County.

He was the owner/operator of Merriam Feed Mill for 45 years, retiring in 1993. 

Pete was a member of Merriam Christian Chapel Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, raising livestock, and attending his children's and grandchildren's activities.

He is survived by his son, Gary (Norma) Keister of Goshen; two daughters, Marcia (Steve) Provines of Auburn and Debra (Bill) Smith of Ligonier; nine grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Adara Grace Clark, a sister, Naomi Gaff; two brothers, Calvin and Arthur Keister.

Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00, Friday, June 10, 2022, at Sheets and Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco Chapel.

The Funeral will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Merriam Christian Chapel Church 3985 South, US-33 Albion, IN 46701, with calling one hour prior to service. 

Burial will take place at Merriam Christian Chapel Cemetery.

Memorials to Merriam Christian Church.

To send flowers to the family, please visit our floral store.


June 10, 2022

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sheets & Childs Funeral Home - Churubusco
206 North Main Street
Churubusco, IN 46723

Funeral Service
June 11, 2022

11:00 AM
Merriam Christian Chapel Church
Albion, IN 46701


Merriam Christian Chapel
3985 South U.S. 33, Albion IN 46701

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