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 Lester Ray Smith

Lester Ray Smith

Clarksville, Butler County, Iowa, USA
Death 30 Jul 1976 (aged 81)
Humboldt, Humboldt County, Iowa, USA
Burial Livermore, Humboldt County, Iowa, USA
Plot 03-55
Memorial ID 111814082 · View Source
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Veteran WW I

Lester was the son of John Smith and Helen Wagoner. He married Helen Tvedt Jan. 2, 1920 at Minneapolis, MN. They were the parents of Shirley.

August 2, 1976 - Kossuth County Courier - Livermore - Last rites for Lester R. Smith, 81, of Livermore, will be held at 10:30 a.m. today (Monday) in the United Methodist Church at Livermore. Military rites will be conducted by the Livermore American Legion. Pallbearers are Richard Berte, Nobel Harris, Earl Armstrong, Alvin Lenertz, Adolph Madsen and Francis Erpelding. Interment will be in the Union Cemetery, Livermore, with Rev. Fred Rowley officiating and Wilson's Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Smith died at Humboldt County Memorial Hospital July 30. He was born at Clarksville May 25, 1895 to John and Helen Wagoner Smith. On Jan. 2, 1920 he married Helen Tvedt in Minneapolis and the couple lived there and also at
Waterloo before coming to Livermore in 1937.

After working around Clarksville, Mr. Smith enlisted in the Army where he served as an infantryman during World War I in France. In Livermore he operated a café which burned down the same year he took possession. In 1938 he built the Figueroa Ballroom at Livermore which featured many name bands. After selling the business, the Smiths moved to Mora, Minn, in 1944 where he operated a Ford car agency. The couple returned to Livermore in 1948.

Survivors include one daughter, Shirley, Mrs. Robert Wonderly of Livermore, and two granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by his wife, who died in June, 1974, seven brothers and two sisters.

Mr. Smith was a 57-year member of the Otto Field Post No. 415 of the American Legion, the Masonic Lodge of Livermore, the V.F.W. of Humboldt and the United Methodist Church. He was a charter member of the Friends and Neighbors Club of Livermore.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 111814082
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lester Ray Smith (25 May 1895–30 Jul 1976), Find A Grave Memorial no. 111814082, citing Union Cemetery, Livermore, Humboldt County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Geo Clinton (contributor 46936067) .