Obit: Kuester, Leon W. (1916 - 2014)


Surnames: Kuester, Goeke, Catlin, Alger, Luther

----Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Abbotsford, Wis.) 25 Jun 2014

Kuester, Leon W. (16 SEP 1916 - 16 JUN 2014)

Leon W. Kuester, 97, Greenwood, passed away on Monday, June 16, 2014, at the Clark County Health Care Center, Owen. No services will be held.

Leon William Kuester was born on Sept. 16, 1916, in Greenwood, a son of Emma Wilhelmina (nee Goeke) and William Christian Kuester. He was raised on the family farm and received his education in the town of Warner. After completing his education, Leon continued to work on the farm before becoming employed with Clark Electric Cooperative as a lineman. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force on Oct. 28, 1941, and served until his honorable discharge on Oct. 12, 1945. He returned to Greenwood and continued his employment with Clark Electric. Leon married Fern Mabel Catlin on July 6, 1946, in Minnesota. They resided in Greenwood, where he worked for Clark Electric until retiring after 38 years of employment. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. He had many interests, but especially enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling, working in the yard, and woodworking.

Leon is survived by his wife, Fern, Greenwood; his daughter, Delores (Brian) Alger, Greenwood; his son, William "Billy" (Sabrina) Kuester, Greenwood; five grandchildren, Nicole Alger, Michael Alger, Hayley Kuester, Christian Kuester and Liam Kuester; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Lawrence Kuester; and two sisters, Loretta Kuester and Eldora Luther.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Cuddie Funeral Home, Greenwood, assisted the family with arrangements.



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