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LESTER ROTHSTEIN

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Lester Rothstein Lester Rothstein, 88, passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at his home in St. Charles with his loving family at his side. He was born Feb. 8, 1923, in St. Charles, the son of Genevieve (nee Crandall) and Ralph Rothstein. Lester was united in marriage to Mitzi Eileen Oliver on Sept. 16, 1946, in Chicago. Lester proudly served his country in World War II with the U.S. Army as photographer of the 336 Engineer Combat Battalion. He landed in Normandy, France, on Omaha Beach during the first wave of the D-Day invasion on June 6,1944. He served his country in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, and Central Europe until his honorary discharge from the Army on December 11, 1945. Lester was awarded the French Crois de Guerre with Palm, Europe-African-Middle Eastern Ribbon with four bronze Battle Stars, Bronze Arrowhead, and World War II Victory Medal. Lester was a member of Unity Masonic Lodge No. 48 A.F.&A.M. for 57 years. He had a passion for training and competing at field trials with his Brittany Spaniel dogs, fishing and hunting, and training and racing his Standardbred harness horses. Lester is survived by his children, Linda (Andy) Mayer of Dallas, Texas, Jamie (Tim) Hopkins of St. Charles and James Rothstein of Elgin; and his granddaughter, Jennifer Carlson of Dallas. In addition to his parents and wife, Lester was preceded in death by his three brothers, Glen, Jack and Don Rothstein. Visitation will be held from 4 until 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, at Moss Norris Funeral Home, 100 S. Third Street (three blocks west of the Fox River and one block south of Route 64), St. Charles. A Masonic funeral will be held and open to all at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Garfield Cemetery, Campton Township. For information, 630-584-2000.

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Jan. 26, 2012
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