|Birth: ||Jul. 23, 1922|
|Death: ||Mar. 3, 1999|
Lester Charles Fawcett was born July 23, 1922 at Stoughton, Wisconsin the son of Lester Shoup Fawcett and Louise Gates Fawcett. The family lived in Cedar Rapids until 1934 when they moved to Winthrop. Lester graduated from Winthrop High School with the class of 1940. In July, 1942 he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps where he served as an intercept operator in the asiatic pacific area during WWII until his discharge in January, 1946.
Lester was united in marriage to Kathryn Jean Freeman on October 12, 1947 at the Congregational Church in Winthrop. To this union were born two sons Gregort and Douglas. Lester owned and operated produce businesses in Winthrop for many years. In 1964 he purchased the Funeral Home and Furniture business from his father in Winthrop where he worked until his retirement. He was a member of the Church of Christ United in Winthrop; a fifty year member of the Winthrop Masonic Lodge, a fifty year member of Winthrop American Legion, a member of Buffalo Creek Golf Club since it was opened; a member of the Winthrop C & C Club, a former board member of the Peoples State Bank and a longtime businessman in Winthrop. His hobbies included fishing trips to Canada, raising domestic rabbits, playing pool, and having coffee with his friends.
Lester entered into his eternal rest on Wednesday, March 3, 1999 at West Village Care Center in Independence following a long illness. He was 76 years of age.
He was preceded in death by his parents Lester and Louise Fawcett; one son Douglas Lester Fawcett in 1969, one sister Dorothy Jean Wenholz in 1973.
He is survived by his wife Kathryn of Winthrop; one son Gregoey and wife Connie Fawcett of Winthrop; three grandaughters: Lori and husband Jason Ciha of Cedar Rapids; Patricia and husband Tony Lipski of Iowa City; Janet and husband Mark Kress of Cedar Rapids; one grandson Johnathan Douglas Fawcett of Winthrop; one great grandson Dylan Mark Kress of Cedar Rapids; nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Lester Shoup Fawcett (1898 - 1970)
Louise Josephine Gates Fawcett (1899 - 1993)
Kathryn Jean Freeman Fawcett (1928 - 2013)*
Douglas Fawcett (1952 - 1969)*
Lester Charles Fawcett (1922 - 1999)
Dorothy Jean Fawcett Wenholz (1924 - 1973)*
Created by: Diane Zabel
Record added: Feb 09, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17871460
Added: Sep. 4, 2007