Jeffrey Frank Kestle, 57, of Butte passed away on November 9, 2019 after a short illness. Jeff was born in Butte on August 31, 1962 to Charles and Janice Kestle and attended local schools. Jeff graduated from Butte High in 1980.
Jeff attended Montana State University where he received a master’s degree in Architecture in 1985. Later he attended the University of Washington where he received a master’s degree in Urban Planning and Design in 1992. While attending UW Jeff worked as a teaching assistant in the Architecture Department, and later was employed as an Architect for the Washington State Department of Transportation.
Jeff was a partner in Kestle Architects of Butte from 1992-2019. Jeff held professional license in Montana and Washington. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects, the American Planning Association, and the Butte Society of Architects where he served as president.
Jeff was a music enthusiast. He had played trumpet in the Butte Symphony, The Butte Big Band, and various local groups.
Jeff was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by brother Charles Kestle and sister-in-law Vicki Kestle of Butte, and brother Scott Kestle and sister-in-law Helen Kestle of Port Orchard, Washington. Friends can call on November 21, 2019 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1621 Thornton Ave., at 1:00 p.m., with a memorial service to follow at 2:00 p.m. A private interment will follow. Donations and memorials be given to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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