Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Lester Alt Passed


Lester F. Alt

Lena- Lester F. Alt, 90, of Lena passed away on Monday, April 2, 2012 at St. Joseph Provena Nursing Center in Freeport following a short illness. Lester was born on July 6, 1921 in Pearl City, Illinois, the son of Albert and Anna (Luettmann) Alt. Lester attended Mills Grove School in Pearl City and on November 21, 1948.

He was married to Helen Fluechtling at the Salem Evangelical and Reformed Church near Lena. Lester farmed for many years for Sheffey Farms of Pearl City.  In 1965 he moved to Lena and then owned and operated his own semi for many years. Lester retired in 1984.
He was a member of the Salem United Church of Christ near Lena. He and Helen enjoyed camping and fishing. They retired in the winter months to Donna, Texas.

Survivors include his wife; Helen of Lena, 3 sons; Gavin (Karen) Alt of Freeport, Larry (Jenny) Alt of Lena, Lyle (Jean) Alt of Streamwood, IL. Grandchildren; Albert (Tonya) Alt of Freeport, Nicklaus and friend (Ruthi Dake) of Lansing, MI, Kevin (Em) Alt of Princeton, IL. Bridgette (Steve) Leonard of Mesa, AZ,  Robert (Kandice) Alt of Phoenix, AZ, Stephanie (Scott) Mac Donald of Mesa, AZ and Heather and Katherine of Streamwood, IL. and 8 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters; Doris Sweitzer and Clara Knorr and 1 great-granddaughter.

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 6, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Leamon Funeral Home in Lena, IL.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at Chapel Hill Memorial gardens in Freeport, IL.

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Salem United Church of Christ with a luncheon to follow in the church hall.

Pastor Randy Nicholas will officiate.
A memorial has been established in his name.
Friends may send condolences to the family at www.leamonfh.com

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