Dr. Herman Hiesterman

Dr. Herman Hiesterman, 94, Quinter, died July 20, 2017. He was born May 31, 1923, in Palmer, the son of Herman and Anna Lindhorst Hiesterman. He attended local schools before transferring to Concordia College in Seward, Neb., for his senior year of high school. In 1943, he joined the U.S. Army during World War II where he was in the Army Specialized Training Program, then a second lieutenant in the Medical Administrative Corps. After the war, he graduated from the University of Kansas in 1948 and the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1951. Dr. Hiesterman and Dr. Carl Gunter moved to Quinter in 1952 to begin practice with Dr. Ben Morris. Drs. Hiesterman and Gunter left the partnership with Dr. Morris one year later and went into practice themselves. They remained in practice together until 1984 when Dr. Gunter retired. Dr. Hiesterman retired from private practice in 1989 but practiced part time in the Indian Health Service until 1998. Dr. Hiesterman was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Oakley. He served on the Quinter School Board for 16 years. He served as president of the Kansas Medical Society from 1981-1982 and for many years was a preceptor on the faculty of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He was a charter and certifi ed member of the American Academy of Family Practice and a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha honor societies. He had received Alumnus of the Year Award from the Kansas University Medical School in 1984, and from Concordia University in 1993. On Aug. 20, 1950, he married Donna Drees. She died in 2001. Survivors include a son, Grant Hiesterman and wife, Janet, Bloomington, Minn.; a daughter, Amy Peterson and husband, David, Wheaton, Ill..; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral service was July 28 at Church of the Brethren in Quinter. Burial, with military honors by the Fort Riley Honor Guard, was in Baker Township Cemetery.

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