Lester L. Closner

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Lester L. Closner

Des Moines

Mr. Lester L. Closner, 96, passed away April 13, 2014 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, IA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Des Moines. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be Wednesday at Calvary Cemetery, Sioux City, IA.

Lester was born April 29, 1917 in Lawton, IA the son of Ernest and Josephine (Richardson) Closner. He graduated from Lawton High School and served in the US Navy 1942-1945. He worked for FW Means Company for 45 years before retiring in 1982. On June 9, 1951 he was united in marriage to Margaret Walding in Sioux City. Lester was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church and enjoyed golf, bowling, Chicago Cubs and traveling with his family.

Lester is survived by his wife, Margaret; son, Richard (Marcy) Closner of Charlotte, NC and daughter, Margaret Closner of Des Moines; three grandchildren; a great grandchild and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Clarence, Arthur and Robert.

Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Theresa Catholic Church, in memory of Lester.


Funeral Home
Iles Funeral Home - Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road  Des Moines, IA 50322
(515) 276-4567
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Published in Des Moines Register on Apr. 14, 2014
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