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Herman “Hilton” J. Kist

Herman “Hilton” J. Kist, 85 years old, of Sainte Genevieve, MO, died Thursday, June 15, 2023 at Riverview At The Park in Sainte Genevieve, MO.

He was born March 30, 1938 in River Aux Vases, MO and was married to Sandra (Cohran) Kist in February of 2000, in Tampa, Florida.

He is survived by Wife, Sandra Kist of Sainte Genevieve, MO; Daughters, Sharon (David) Taylor of Sainte Genevieve, MO, Melanie Comentino of FL, Charlotte (Roger) East of MN; Son, Christopher (Lisa) Kist of MO; Daughter-in-law, Janet Kist; Sister, Modesta (Vince) Valle-Weiler; Sister-in-law Bernita Kist. Many Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren, Nieces, and Nephews.

He was preceded in death by Mother, Anna Josephine (Schweiss) Kist; Father, Benjamin Bernard Kist; Son, Dan Kist; Brothers, Norbert Kist, Welton (Rita) Kist, Earnest (Irma) Kist, Irvin Kist, Cletus Kist; Sisters, Hildegard (Herman) Joggerst, Dottie (Joe) Eisenbeis, Rita (Pat) Tucker.

Herman attended Valle and graduated Sainte Genevieve High School and was a member of FGBMFI. He was a retired technician for AT&T. Hilton lived a fulfilling life as a father, brother, and friend. He loved music, singing, and playing his accordion, guitar, organ, keyboard, and piano. He was a part of many bands, church choirs and was a gospel singer. Hilton volunteered his musical talent to local nursing homes and Senior Centers under He enjoyed Cardinal baseball games, reading, Sunday family dinners, washers, horse shoes, and ping pong. In keeping with his private quiet nature, and per his request, there will be no funeral services. Any cards, gifts, or donations can be sent to Sandra Kist at PO Box 55 Ste Genevieve, MO 63670 or in care of Basler Funeral Home.

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