SPENCER - Raymond Lawrence Kesterson was born February 9, 1941, in Dedhem, IA, the son of Niles and Anna (Thielan) Kesterson. He was raised near Fort Dodge, Iowa. On March 1, 1960, Raymond was united in marriage to Shirley Kesterson at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Moorland. The couple lived in Fort Dodge, Algona, Emmetsburg and Spencer. Ray worked in shoe sales and repair most of his life. He owned and operated Rays Family Shoe Store and Repair in Algona, Iowa. He was also an instructor at Iowa lakes Community College teaching shoe repair. Later in life, Ray worked as a general contractor with his sons and had a painting business.