William E. KISTNER
Dietrich Funeral Home, Inc.
2480 Kensington Avenue
Amherst, NY
KISTNER - William E.
November 19th, 2021, at the age of 89. Beloved husband of Joy F. (Vollbracht); devoted father of Bonnie A. Chmielowiec, William M. (Carol) Kistner, Michael J. (Elizabeth) Kistner, Kenneth J. (Deborah) Kistner and Mary Jo Kistner; loving grandfather of Jonathan (Debbie) Chmielowiec, Lauren J. Chmielowiec, William A. (Kendra) Kistner, Kate J. Kistner, Brittany A. Kistner, Alexandra J. (Josh) Rogan, Gabrielle M. Kistner, Holly E. Kistner, Rachel M. Kistner, Anna F. Kistner, John V. Millane, Ryan P. Millane, Joy M. Millane; cherished great-grandfather, Basia K. Chmielowiec, Frederyk Chmielowiec, Sadie Chmielowiec, Camilla M. Kistner, Eleanor J. Kistner, Leo M. Rogan, Nora A. Rogan; predeceased by one brother James C. (Margaret) Kistner and one sister Joan (Tom) Owen. Born in Buffalo during the depression, Mr. Kistner was an Amherst Central High School graduate. As a young entrepreneur, he began his pursuit of a career in precast concrete manufacturing at the age of 17. Mr. Kistner founded the Frontier Barrier Vault Co. in 1947 with his father, William G. (Florence nee Berger) Kistner. This company became Kistner Concrete Products, Inc. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps as a company clerk during the Korean War, earning the rank of staff sergeant. One of his favorite pastimes was enjoying the company of his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mr. Kistner was a former member of Christ the King Parish's Holy Name Society and the Knights of Columbus. A private Mass of Christian Burial and Interment will be celebrated with Mr. Kistner's beloved family. A Memorial Service will be arranged at a future date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Luke's Mission of Mercy, 325 Walden Ave., Buffalo, NY 14211. Arrangements by the DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2481 Kensington Ave., Amherst. Online condolences may be shared at www.TheDietrichFuneralHome.com

Published by Buffalo News on Nov. 26, 2021.
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I am so very sorry for the loss of a very special person and we will miss him. I am grateful to have known Bill for 65 years. Please accept our condolences and love.
Kyle Paseka & family
November 27, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Robert McCue
November 27, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers
John and Diane Guarnieri
November 27, 2021
Deepest sympathy to the family. Only the fondest of memories will exist.
Brian & Elyse Hulse
November 26, 2021
Dear Bonnie, Jon and Lauren. My heart goes out to you and your family. Sharing in your sadness as you remember him. Wishing you moments of peace and comfort during this time and always. With Deepest Sympathy, Michelle
Michelle Krupa
November 26, 2021
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