Edward Cestnik

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Edward Cestnik

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On Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, Edward Cestnik passed away at the age of 97.

He was born on March 27, 1921, to Vincent and Elizabeth Cestnik in Washoe, Montana. He attended Polytech College from 1940 to 1942. He was a staff sergeant in the Army 550th Night Fighter Squadron as an air operations clerk from 1942 to 1946. He served in New Guinea, Philippines and Borneo.

Ed worked for 46 years at Yellowstone Electric as secretary-treasurer/part owner. He retired in 1987.

In 1950, he married Martha Dickie in Crystal, North Dakota. They were married for 49 years.

Survivors include his children, Cindy Ahern (Terry) of Canton, Michigan, and Richard Cestnik of Billings; grandchildren Brian (Katie) and Barry Cestnik, Christopher and Patricia Ahern; great-grandchildren Lizzy, Mason, Anthony and Isabelle; and many nieces and nephews.

Ed was preceded in death by his mother, father, sister Betty, brothers Vincent, William, Henry and Louis.

Cremation has taken place and a private burial will be at Yellowstone Valley Memorial Park. At Ed’s request, no services are planned.

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5 thoughts on “Edward Cestnik”

  1. Rene' and Tom Richmond

    Ed and Martha were our neighbors from 1977 – 1983. What a joy to live next to such kind and thoughtful people. We loved their cat “Radar” too. Many wonderful memories. They are in heaven now, I am sure. The world would be a better place if more people were like the Cestnik’s.

  2. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Ed was really a great guy and so gracious. I always enjoyed visiting with him. I knew him through my folks Bob and Emma Boyd (deceased).
    They all went to Polytech together. And I was so lucky I got to hear of some of the great adventures while they all went going to school Ed will be deeply missed. Thoughts and prays for all of you.

  3. Ed will be missed and he lived a long good life. He was a good man, and he always treated everyone with an even keel.

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