Obituary and Service Information for Chris Michael Contestabile

Contestabile, Chris Michael

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Peaceful Ridge Cemetery, DeSoto, Missouri


Chris Michael Contestabile of DeSoto, Missouri passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at his residence at the age of 63 years. He was born on December 24, 1956 in San Antonio, Texas to the late Edmond Walter Contestabile and Jane Veronica (Murray) Cone. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Flint Turner.

Chris was employed at Hillcrest Nursing Center in Desoto. He loved his pets, especially his dog Kippur, he enjoyed music, fishing and collecting swords. He followed the Red Road – Cherokee Nation Native American Customs. His Cherokee name was ᎠᎵᏐᏆᎸᏗ ᎭᏫᎾᏗᏢ ᎤᏤᎵ ᎠᎪᏩᏛᏗ which means “Bear in His Eyes”.

He is survived by his sister Jennifer Branblett of Grovetown, Georgia, two brothers, Eddie Contestabile of St Louis and Arthur W Boyd, III of Atlanta, Georgia, and a nephew John Bargeron of Grovetown, Georgia, and the enless list of cousins, friends and co-workers.

At the family’s request, Chris was laid to rest privately in Peaceful Ridge Cemetery at Desoto.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Missouri Humane Society or the Cherokee Nation Foundation.

Arrangements were under the direction and care of the Mahn Funeral Home, DeSoto, Missouri


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