Feb. 20, 1904 Bismarck Vermilion County Illinois, USA
Oct. 10, 1956 South Bend St. Joseph County Indiana, USA
Known as "Lester," he was the father of three daughters and two sons. His daughter Florence died when she was a young child; her death was an enormous blow to Lester and his wife. He had a 7th grade education and worked first as a farmer and then as a welder in a car factory.