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Earl W. Mester

   Earl W. Mester, 87, of Mayville went to be with his Heavenly Father and Savior on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021.
Earl was born the son of Earl and Hilda (Walton) Mester on October 25, 1934, in Royal Oak, MI. Earl attended Michigan State University.
   He served his country in U.S. Army beginning in 1957 and was called up in 1962 to serve in the Berlin Crisis.
   Earl was married to Jane A. Schaumburg on April 15, 1961, in Detroit, MI.
   He retired as a vice president at M&I Bank in Mayville.
Earl was a member of St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Mayville. He was a member of the Mayville American Legion Post #69.
   Earl was active in the community and enjoyed people. He enjoyed biking, golfing, traveling, cheering on the Packers, and reading.
Earl is survived by his wife of 60 years Jane; his children, Julane Myers, Pam (Larry) Kretsch, Randy (Kim) Mester, and Kim (Scott) Kilps; his brother, Fred Mester; seven grandchildren, Steve, Alex, Brooke, Emily, Miranda, Kayla, and Taylor; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Rob and Roy; and his father and mother-in-law, Armond and Irene Schaumburg.
A memorial gathering will take place at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Mayville on Saturday, Dec. 18,  from 10 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 11 a.m. Rev. Dr. Mark Cutler will officiate. Inurnment will take place at St. John’s Cemetery in Mayville with graveside military honors to be conducted by the Mayville American Legion Post #69.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Mayville, St. Agnes Hospice, or the Mayville Veteran’s Memorial.
Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at