Minden native Kent A. Piester, 77, died October 3 in Houston, Texas following a long illness. Predeceased by wife, Janet Hobbs Piester; parents, George and Lois Piester; brother, Tom Piester; and step-son David Hobbs. Survived by daughter, Dr. Chandler Marrs, Henderson, NV; son, Zachary Piester, Jacksonville, FL; son, Derek Piester, Phoenix, AZ; step-daughter, Megan Hobbs Alexander, San Antonio, TX; brother, David Piester, Lincoln, NE; sister-in-law, Sherill Piester, Olathe, KS; grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Cremation. No service.