Lester grew up on a farm and attended Whitfield school in Graham County. Lester served in WWII as a Tech Sergeant in the U.S. Infantry. Lester was united in marriage to the love of his life, Evelyn McMulkin in 1949 in Norton, Kansas, where they made their home. Later after the service he worked for Bennett Motors in Norton and ran a Ford Tractor Dealership with his brother, Albert. He also worked for the City of Norton in the power plant and retired after 20 years.
Lester was a life member and Past Commander of American Legion Harmonson-Redd Post #63, charter member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3288, and a life time member of VFW Myers-Hesler Post 1260, Phillipsburg, KS, AARP and former member of Norton JayCees. Lester and Evelyn loved to travel and spend time on their houseboat on Norton Dam together.
Survivors include: one brother, Delmar, and wife, Joyce Fredde; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews; many other relatives and friends.
Lester was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Evelyn; three brothers, Albert, and his wife, Iva; Edward and William Henry; four sisters, Mary, and husband, Walter Stelling; Martha, and husband, Lewis Colip; AlDora, and husband, LaVerne Furman; Hazel Wilber.
FUNERAL SERVICE – Thursday, October 10, 2019 – 10:30 A.M.
PLACE – Enfield Funeral Home – Norton, Kansas
VISITATION – Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Enfield Funeral Home in Norton.
MEMORIALS – Norton County Health Department or Harmonson-Redd American Legion Post #63