LESTER W. AUMANN, 90, of Decatur, died 7:20 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 at Woodcrest Nursing Center. He was born in Adams County, Jan. 22, 1922 the son of the late William C. and Della (Busick) Aumann. He married Evelyn L. Thieme on Aug. 10, 1947 in Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Decatur, and she passed away on July 27, 2012. He was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church-Bingen; the Men's club of the church; and American Legion Post #43, Decatur. Lester served his country during World War II in the United States Army. He received the Purple Heart; five Battle Stars; Victory in Europe Ribbon; and participated in the Allied Invasion of Normandy in France, called D-Day. He was a retired farmer and was self-employed in home construction for 37 years. "Lester greatly enjoyed his family and spending time with nature. Additionally, he never met a stranger and took pleasure in meeting and talking with people, both on the construction site and in life in general. In later times, he and Evelyn moved to Woodcrest where he continued meeting people and enjoyed playing cards and putting puzzles together." Surviving are his son, Thomas Aumann of Decatur; daughters, Kayleen S. (Rick) Ellinger of Greensburg, Ind. and Janice (Tim) Grover of Decatur; sisters, Irene (Lorenz) Steele of Decatur and Glenys Counterman of Hoagland; nine grandchildren, Jeremy Aumann, kellie Hadi, Brad Aumann, Shane McBride, Chad McBride, Crista Elias, Michael Grover, Tyler Ellinger, and Zach Ellinger; 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Timothy W. and Ricky L. Aumann; one grandchild, David Aumann. Funeral service is 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 at St. John Lutheran Church-Bingen, with viewing one hour prior to service. Rev. Peter Brock officiating. Visitation also from 2 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, Ind. Friends and family will also be received on Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Woodcrest Porter Auditorium. Burial at St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery-Bingen. Preferred memorials to St. John Lutheran Church-Bingen; Worship for Shut-ins; or Lutheran Hour. For complete obituary information and to sign the online guestbook please visit www.zwickjahn.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Dec. 9, 2012