EASTON – Harold “Hank” R. Kierstead Sr., 62, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, in his hometown of Easton. Hank was born in Presque Isle, the son of Willis and Erma (Green) Kierstead, and stepson of Woodrow (Woodie) Cummings.
Hank owned and operated Hank Kierstead and Sons Logging, as well as operating the apartment buildings he owned in Easton. His favorite times will be remembered as fly-fishing – anywhere and everywhere, camping and riding all-terrain vehicles whenever he had the chance. He was well loved by all who knew him. He was a wonderful husband, father and the best friend anyone could have. He has too many friends to mention here, but they all know who they are, and the memories Hank cherished with them.
Hank is survived by his wife, Cathy Ann Kierstead; his children, Lance, Barbara and her husband, Christopher Allyn, and “J.R.” Harold Jr. and his girlfriend, Jodi Tash; his stepchildren, Billy and his wife, Rachael McDivitt, and Katrina and her husband, Adrien Ellis; his grandchildren, Nicholas, MaKala, Kalee, Spencer and Kimberly; and his siblings and their spouses, Elaine and Larry Noyes, Sandy and Bill Ouellette, and Stephen Kierstead and his wife, Tonya Argust. He is also survived by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Fred and Anita Rattray; sisters-in-law and their spouses, Barb and Phil Halvorson, and Debbie and Steve Rooney; and a special sister-in-law, Bonnie and Roger Plante. In addition to his parents, Hank was predeceased by his first wife, Sandra Lee Ann Rattray; and a father-in-law and mother-in-law, Leo Paul and Myrtle Jandreau.
Friends and family may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, and noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Duncan Graves Funeral Home, 30 Church St., Presque Isle, where a funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Kevin Kierstead officiating. A committal service will be held in the spring at Estes Cemetery, Easton. For those unable to attend the funeral service, please visit www.duncan-graves.com and click on the Live Video tab on the left of the screen to view the service live 1 p.m. Wednesday. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.duncan-graves.com.