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Afternoon Update


January 1, 2014

Andrew C. Kierstead

July 1, 1991 - Dec. 28, 2013

ANDERSON — Andrew C. Kierstead, 22, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital.

Andrew was born in Plymouth, Ind., on July 1, 1991, to Vance Kierstead and Marla (Owens) Long.

Andrew was a graduate of Marion High School and employed at Owens-Brockway of Lapel. He enjoyed working on his truck, hunting, fishing and riding motorcycles. He especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include fiancee Brittney Bento, Anderson; mother Marla (Joshua) Long, Amboy; father Vance Kierstead, Anderson; sisters Macey Owens, Amboy, Kelsi Kierstead, Anderson, Darian Kierstead, Amboy, and Felcia, Kokomo; brothers, Shawn, Plymouth, Luke Kierstead, Greenfield; maternal grandmother, Marilyn “Kaye” Owens, Marion; maternal grandmother, Kathy Kline, Rochester; maternal grandfather, Don (Debbie) Long, Peru; maternal great-grandmother, Elsi Long, Rochester; maternal great-grandmother, Arlene Kline, Akron; paternal grandfather, Sam Kierstead, Jonesboro; paternal grandmother, Karen Davidson, Okla.; paternal great-grandmother, Mildred Kierstead, Livingston, Tenn.; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by uncle, Stacy Owens; grandmother, Sally Owens; grandfather, Gary Owens; grandmother, Lorene Kierstead; and grandfather, Howard Davidson.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, Storey Chapel, 400 E. Main St., Gas City.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with Pastor Mick Simpkins officiating.

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