Celesta Maxine Featherston was born May 27, 1925, in Le Mars, the daughter of Greg and Mabel (Dempster) Featherston. Celesta graduated from Union High School, rural Remsen, and attended Wayne State Teacher's College in Wayne, Neb.
On March 2, 1945, Celesta and Philip Krieg were united in marriage at her parents' home. The couple made their home near Kingsley, where together they farmed and raised their five children.
In later years, winters were spent in Queen Valley, Ariz. Celesta and Phil enjoyed golfing, dancing and socializing with other snowbirds.
Celesta was a past member of Union Presbyterian Church where she taught Bible and Sunday School. She was a member of Kingsley United Methodist Church. Celesta was also a past member of P.E.O.
She was proud to be the wife of a farmer. One of her greatest joys was cooking for and entertaining family and friends. Most of all, she loved spending time with her grandchildren.
Celesta will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 67 years, Philip; sons, John and his wife, Karen, of North Pole, Alaska, Ken and his wife, Sandy, of Kingsley, Jim and Kathy, of Cedar Falls, Dave and Shelly, of Kingsley; a daughter-in-law Ann of Scottsdale, Ariz.; 16 grandchildren, Jenny Solis, Chad Krieg, Kyle Bradish, (children of Phil Jr.), Maggie Samson, Todd Krieg, Rachel St. John (children of John), Kevin Krieg, Kim Knaack, Chris Krieg (children of Ken), Becky Krieg, Michael Krieg, Katie Krieg (children of Jim), Alisha Krieg, Korey Krieg, Kelsey Krieg and Kyler Krieg (children of Dave); 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Phil Jr. Dec. 24, 2007; two brothers, Lauren and Jerry Featherston; and two nephews.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Kingsley United Methodist Church. The Rev. Roger Kurtenbach will officiate. Burial will follow at the Kingsley Cemetery. Visitation will start at 2 p.m. today (Friday) at the Johnson - Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley. The family will be present to greet friends from 5-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the funeral service on Saturday.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Siouxland, 4300 Hamilton Blvd. Sioux City, Iowa 51104.
Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com