Kiester Thomas Huston, age 61, of Kiester, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Albert Lea.
Funeral Services were held Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Kiester. The Rev. Katie Pals officiated. Burial was in Zion Lutheran Cemetery in rural Kiester.
Thomas was born May 22, 1951, in Blue Earth, the son of Louis and Junice (Garvick) Huston. He married Lisa Marie Peterson on Nov. 3, 1979, in Kiester. Thomas attended Kiester High School, and then Vo-Tech in Albert Lea for drafting and welding. He worked for 25 years at 3M in Forest City, Iowa and then was a swine nursery manager for Choice Connections for 12 years, and recently retired. He loved animals, but his special passion was horses. He enjoyed working on his horsemanship as well as teaching his children throughout the years. He loved spending time in the outdoors, deer hunting, and doing yard work, mowing and gardening. He was the anchor of his family, with strong convictions. Thomas especially loved his children, his sons-in-law, and his grandson who was named after him. He was close to each of his nieces and nephews.
Thomas is survived by his wife, Lisa, of Kiester; three children: MacKenzie (Phillip) Obermeyer of Rochester, Megan (Amos) Boeck of Easton, and Lee (special friend Kayla Nelson) of Kiester; one grandson: Noah Tom Boeck of Easton; siblings: Linda Huston of Elmore, John (Laurie) Huston of Wells, Marie (Bruce) Meist of Mankato, Phillip (Rhonda) Huston of Lake Mills, Iowa, Lonnie (Tracy) Huston of Walters, Jack Huston of Kiester and Tim Huston of Kiester; his mother: Junice Huston of Elmore; sisters-in-law: Chris (Jim) Schaefer of Walters, Pam (Rick) Hanson of Albert Lea; mother-in-law: Norma Peterson of Albert Lea; and many nieces and nephews and their families.
He was preceded in death by his father: Louis Huston; one brother: Larry Huston; father-in-law: Verle Peterson; and niece: Billie Lee Huston.
Please see www.brussheitner.com to leave online condolences. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells was in charge of arrangements.