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Lester S. Orr
July 28, 1918–March 18, 2008
Lester S. Orr, 89, of Onslow, died Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at Jackson County Regional Health Center, Maquoketa.
A celebration of his life was held on Friday, March 21, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. at Zion American Lutheran Church in Wyoming, with Pastor David C. Vigen officiating. Burial was in the Wyoming Cemetery, Wyoming, Iowa. Friends called from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Lahey Funeral Home in Wyoming. Memorials are preferred.
Lester S. Orr was born on July 28, 1918 in Onslow, Iowa, son of Francis and Jennie (Streeper) Orr. He graduated from Osnlow High School in 1935. He married Kathryn J. Waggoner on June 24, 1944 at the Lutheran Church in Wyoming, Iowa.
Lester farmed in rural Onslow. He was a member of the Zion American Lutheran Church in Wyoming.
He loved farming and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife Kathryn Orr, of Onslow, 3 children, Darlene (Larry) Daniels of Pekin, Illinois, Joyce (Allen) Bartles of Harvard, Nebraska, and Thomas (Jennifer) Orr of Monmouth; 9 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; and 2 daughters-in-law, Linda Orr, of Lena, Illinois and Claudette Orr-Bryant, of Desloge, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Donald and Leland, one granddaughter, Sarah Bartles and one sister, Mary Elizabeth.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, 21 March 2008

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