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Lester H. Ricklefs
2 January 1925–9 June 1980
LESTER H. RICKLEFS, 55, of Anamosa died at University Hospitals in Iowa City Monday, June 9, 1980, following a long illness.
Born Jan. 2, 1925, near Anamosa, he was married to Eloise Husmann on June 3, 1951, at Zion Lutheran Church, Monticello. He was a building contractor in Anamosa for more than 30 years. He was active on the Fawn Creek Country Club board, the Anamosa Development Corp., Izaak Walton League, the Jaycees and Chamber of Commerce, and in the Boy Scouts of America programs in Anamosa and in Eastern Iowa. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Ronald, Douglas and Daniel, and two daughters, Deb and Sharon, all of Anamosa; a grandson; his father, J. H. Ricklefs of Anamosa; three brothers, Lawrence and James, both of Monticello, Elmer of Lime, N.Y.; six sisters, Mrs. Kenneth Holcomb of Iowa City, Mrs. Josephine Domer of Central City, Mrs. Florence Atkinson and Mrs. Jeanette Syrovey, both of Cedar Rapids, Mrs. Jerry Oellrich of Toddville and Mrs. Arthur Houston of Monticello. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 12, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Anamosa, by the Rev. Richard Kling. Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Anamosa.
Friends may call at the Goettsch Funeral Home after 11 a.m. Wednesday. Clergymen: Rev. Richard Kling, Rev. Victor Nelson. Casket Bearers: George Watters, Eli Shada, James Shipley, Ervin Stutt, Larry Conmey, George Blair

Submitted by: Sherry Christensen
Source: Cedar Rapids Gazette, June 10, 1980.

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