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Nathaniel Hister

April 15, 1955 ~ August 12, 2019 (age 64)

Nathaniel Hister 64 of Benton Harbor, departed this life on August 12, 2019, at home surrounded by family. 

Nathaniel Hister was born in Blytheville, Arkansas on April 15, 1955, to the union of the late Gestene Talley & Isaac Hister. Affectionally called Nate by his family, he attended Seely McCord elementary school and graduated from Benton Harbor High School in 1973. Nate met the love of his life, Doris Curry in September of 1965 and they would marry on August 3, 1974. To this union four children were born, Priscillia Renee Hister Curry of Benton Harbor, MI, Erick Hister Curry of Benton Harbor, MI, Everett Hister of Benton Harbor, MI, and Nathaniel Hister, II of Dallas, Texas.

Upon graduation from Benton Harbor High School, Nate started his military service. He first started in the United States Marine Corps for four years as a lance corporal. Followed by an additional four years’ service in the United States Army.  Nate enjoyed spending time with his family and enjoyed watching sports.  For the past several years, he was employed by Dial-A-Ride Transit.

 Nate was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Robert and Samuel Hister. He leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted and loving wife of 45 years, Doris Hister;  three brothers Charles (Gladys) Hister of Benton Harbor, MI;  Isaac Hister of Arkansas, Cleotis Hister of Milwaukee, WI and three sisters: Jerlene Hister of Milwaukee, WI, Mildred Hister of Chicago, IL, Jeanette (Michael) Chapman of Milwaukee, WI;  9 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews family and friend.


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