Lester A. (1904 - 1939)
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Surnames: Woker, Bussman
----Sources: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 03/16/1939
Woker, Lester A. (28 JUN 1904 - 14 FEB 1939)
(The Kent (Ill.) Observer)
Lester Anton Woker, son of Louis and Ida Bussman Woker, was born June 28, 1904 at Thorp, (Clark Co.), Wis. He departed this life Feb. 14, 1939, after a twelve day illness of pneumonia at St. Francis Hospital in Peoria, Ill., at the age of 34 years, 7 months and 16 days.
In the year 1936 he was converted and joined the Peoria Trinity Tabernacle. He served as Sunday School superintendent of that organization for two years. He was also a member of the Fisherman League, the Crusaders organization, a deacon of the church and a teacher of a class of young boys.
He spent much time visiting the unfortunate people in jails, county homes and reformatories, taking to them the message of his Savior and His saving grace. He untiringly gave of his time, substance and strength in the service of his Lord. By so doing he won many friends for himself and greatest of all for his Redeemer.
He leaves his wife, daughter Maxine, his mother, two brothers, Warren and Norman and a host of relatives and friends to mourn his passing.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist Episcopal Church Friday afternoon, the Rev. A.W. Otis officiating, assisted by Rev. H.E. Bernhard of St. John’s Lutheran Church. Mrs. Donald Barklow and Mrs. Victor Barklow sang, accompanied by Mrs. C.E. Schuler.
Six cousins served as pallbearers, Donald, Wilbur, Dean and Wayne Koertner, Robert Keeler and Wayne Woker.
Burial was made in Grace M.E. Cemetery east of Pearl City.
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