Obituary: Roger Allen Hestla


Graveside service for Roger Allen Hestla, 68, of Cullman will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 21st, 2021 at Bethsadia Baptist Cemetery, with Rev. Larry Pruitt officiating.  The family will receive friends at Cullman Funeral Home from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday.

Cullman Funeral Home is honored to serve the Hestla family.

Mr. Hestla passed away Saturday, April 17th, 2021 at his residence.  He was born March 8, 1953 to I.K. and Nina Latta Hestla.  Roger served in a jail ministry and loved serving others.  

Roger was preceded in death by his parents; a brother: Kenneth Hestla; and sisters: Jane Hitt, Frances Watts, and Nell Melton.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Betty Hestla; sons: Shane (Miranda) Marti and Jason Marti; sister: Carolyn Hestla Yates; grandchildren: Garrett Marti, Ansley Marti, Luke Marti and Sheldon Marti; great-grandbaby: Laila and a host of family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Jude Hospital or Curt’s Closet.

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