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Jim Vester

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SFC. Jim Vester

32, Lizton, passed away December 4, 2013. He was born August 25, 1981, in Muncie, the son of Walter and Janice (Bir) Vester. He married Jamie (Green) Vester, June 11, 2005, in Kokomo. He and Jamie welcomed their son Gavin Lee Vester, October 1, 2012.

Jim graduated from Yorktown High School in 2000, there he was active on the varsity wrestling and soccer teams. He was a mechanic in the United States National Guard, serving a tour in Iraq 2005-2006. He was also a proud member of the Ceremonial Unit.

He attended Cornerstone Christian Church. He enjoyed cooking, motorcycles, but his greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family.

He is survived by his parents, Walter and Janice Vester, Yorktown; wife, Jamie Vester, Lizton; son, Gavin; brother, Nathan(Ashley) Vester, Terre Haute; sister, Megan (John) Seyler, Warsaw; grandmother, Alice Bir, Alexandria; mother-in-law, Shelley (John) Wieske, Greentown; father-in-law, Jim (Malissa) Green, Kokomo; sister-in-law, Jana Green, Kokomo; step sisters-in-law, Mariah Ormsby-Wieske, Kokomo, Alicia Cecil, Kokomo, Heather Cecil, Kokomo; step brother-in-law, Derick Cecil, Georgia; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Wendal. He was preceded in death by his cousin, Jenny Thomas, and grandparents, Kenneth Bir, Walter Vester Sr., and Suzzanne Vester Bishop.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 9, 2013 in Cornerstone Christian Church, 8930 North State Road 267, Brownsburg. Burial with military honors will follow at Brownsburg Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 8, 2013 in the church. Please visit to leave online condolences or to make a contribution to a memorial fund that has been created, "Love and Support for Jamie and Gavin." Arrangements were entrusted to Flanner and Buchanan - Broad Ripple .

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Dec. 7, 2013
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