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Harding Funeral Home
Saturday January 22nd, 2022
2:00pm - 3:30pm

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Memorial Service

Harding Funeral Home
Saturday January 22nd, 2022

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Brian Kistler

Brian D. Kistler, 66, of Jim Thorpe, passed away Thursday, January 13, 2022, at St. Luke’s Carbon Campus.   He was the husband of Michele M. (Muthard) Kistler, whom he married on June 1, 1991.  Born in Palmerton on May 23, 1955, he was the son of the late Roy and Esther (Kibler) Kistler.   Brian was a graduate of Slatington High School, Class of 1973.    He was self employed as the owner/operator of Brian D. Kistler Roofing, Inc. for 21 years, retiring in 2013.   Prior to that, he worked for the Roofers Union Local 30B, of Philadelphia.   Brian was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a member of the Palmerton Fishing & Hunting Association.
In addition to his wife Michele, he is survived by a daughter, Lauren Kistler and fiancé Stephen Wanamaker of Lehighton; Grandchildren: Blake Booth, Karlee Wanamaker; brother; Dennis Kistler and wife Theresa of Slatington.
A memorial service will be held at 3:30PM on Saturday, January 22, 2022, at Harding Funeral Home, 25-27 N. Second Street, Slatington.   Family and friends may pay their respects from 2 to 3:30PM.   In lieu of flowers, contributions in Brian’s name may be made to the Palmerton Hunting & Fishing Association, c/o the funeral home.

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Brian was a fun guy to hang out with. Great times with Brian and Michelle up on Lake Ontario. He was a great fisherman and had a great way of making us laugh. He will be missed dearly. Our sympathy and prayers to the family.

Jerry and Suzanne Zalucki Jan 20 2022 12:00 AM

Brian came to my store to buy fishing equipment when he was much younger. He really enjoyed the outdoors. Way to young to be gone !!

Bruce Mack Jan 20 2022 12:00 AM

Michele and Lauren: so sorry for your loss. I will pray for comfort for you both.

Cousin Janet Dorshimer Jan 17 2022 12:00 AM

Michelle and Lauren, Both of you and the club have lost a fine man and respected outdoorsman. Brian was a tireless worker at the club and treated nature gently; he will be greatly missed, having left us much too soon.

Don Eberwein Jan 15 2022 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of Brian passing. We had some good times on fishing trips in Canada.

Krause Larry Jan 15 2022 12:00 AM

Michele and Lauren,So sorry for your loss.

Denise Ortt Jan 14 2022 12:00 AM

With deepest sympathy,Love Oswalds and TreleasesOswald and Treleases

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Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.Your St. Luke's Palmerton Primary Care Family

Your St. Luke's Palmerton Primary Care Family Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

May the memories you shared help you through these times. Sorry for you loss.Darrell and Janet Parry

Darrell and Janet Parry Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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