James Pester

James "Jim" Pester

October 21st, 1952 - December 7th, 2018
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James "Jim" Pester, age 66, of Watertown, SD, passed away on Friday, December 7, 2018 at Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, December 14, 2018 at the Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel in Watertown.  There will be a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral chapel led by Father Paul Rutten.

James Robert Pester, son of Roland and Mary (Cordell) Pester was born on October 21, 1952 in Wisconsin. He grew up in Waverly where he attended school. He married Sandra L. Wittrock on August 22, 1975 in Watertown, SD. To this union three children, Lucas, Philip and Matthew were born. Jim was a truck driver for the Borns Group.

He enjoyed tractor pulls, playing with his grandkids and his retirement.

James is survived by his wife, Sandra; three children, Lucas Pester and Philip Pester of Watertown, and Matthew (Elizabeth) Pester of Huron; his siblings, Dave (Mel) Pester of Watertown, Ron (special friend, Barb) Pester of Kranzburg, Noreen Pester of California, Jeff (Lynn) Pester of Brookings, Mary (Wolfgan) Migge and Mike Pester of Watertown, Angie Zgurich of Minneapolis, MN, Annette Sullivan of Grand Forks, ND, and Randy Pester of Aberdeen; and two grandchildren, Alec and Nora Pester.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Phillip and Tom.
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  • Visitation

    Friday December 14th, 2018 |
    Friday December 14th, 2018
  • Service

    Friday December 14th, 2018 | 7:00pm
    Friday December 14th, 2018 7:00pm


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roger and deb foyt

Posted at 12:00am
So sorry for the loss of Jim. Sorry we couldn't be there for your and family.

Marlys J Storm

Posted at 12:00am
We are sorry to hear of the passing of Jim!! We are thinking of the family during this difficult time!! Our thoughts and prayers for you all!!! Marlys and John Storm

Kim Brandriet

Posted at 12:00am
So sorry for loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jim was such a kind man and will be missed by many. RIP.

robin and dale krommendyk

Posted at 12:00am
Sandy, Lucas, Phillip, and Matt, Jim was one of the most kind and generous person that I will ever meet he seemed tough on the outside but he had a real soft spot for helping friends, family , and neighbors like me . Countless times he helped me out. One time I was stranded in Brookings because of an ice-storm with my two little girls . Sure enough Jim came to Brookings with his pickup and brought us safely home to grandma's house. As always the conversation along the way was entertaining ! I know that you will miss Jim dearly , hold onto the memories as they will help to keep Jim close to you. Dale and Robin Krommendyk

Arthur Nelson

Posted at 12:00am
I will really miss that guy. Test in peace buddy.

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