He was born in Clay County July 28, 1982, the son of Charles Michael and Georgia (Lawrence) Kester.
Michael graduated from Northview High School with the class of 2001, and attended Ivy Tech Community College.
Mikie worked for Kester Logging for several years. He married Rebecca Steen Dec. 17, 2005. Most recently, he worked for Pike Lumber Company as a logger.
He was a member of the Bass Club. He also participated in Hunters Helping Hunters Program. In his free time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, riding his "Rhino" UTV, and spending time with his family, friends and dogs. He was also an avid Indianapolis Colts football fan.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Rosanna Lawrence and Norman Wayne and Bertha L. Kester, and cousin Brianna Wilkerson.
Survivors include his wife Becky, Harmony, parents Charles Michael and Georgia Kester, Brazil, sister Sara Kester, Brazil, in-laws Jim and Bonnie Steen, Greencastle, sisters-in-law Vickie DeWitt and Cassie Steen, both of Greencastle, brothers-in-law David Steen and Gerrick Steen, both of Greencastle, grandfather Glenn Lawrence, Brazil, special aunt and uncle Jerry and Mary Jane Kester, Reelsville, as well as several aunts, uncles and extended family members and a beloved Bassett Hound Titus.
Services will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel Saturday, July 25, 2009, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Bob Kumpf officiating. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the funeral home Friday, from 4-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hunters Helping Hunters, 1695 N. Main St., Auburn, Ind., 46706.
Visit www.lawson-millerchapel.com to light a candle in his memory.