Lester P. Webb, 98, of Cherokee, Iowa, died on Wednesday June 24, 2020 in his residence.
Funeral services will take place on Monday 29 June at 11 am at the Boothby funeral home in Cherokee, Iowa. Pastor Larry Ostercamp will officiate. The burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery in Cherokee, Iowa. The visit will take place on Sunday 28 June from 12:00 to 17:00 with the family present from 15:00 until 17:00 at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, Iowa. Online condolences can be left on www.boothbyfuneral.com
Lester was born on December 21, 1921 on a farm southwest of Primghar, Iowa, in Ward and Marie (Klink) Webb. He graduated from Primghar High School in 1940. He was married to Ruby Jenness on February 14, 1948 in Quimby, Iowa. Over the years he had lived in Primghar, Paullina, Gaza and Cherokee, Iowa
Lester had cultivated for 9 years and then sold life insurance for 7 years. In 1965 he moved to Cherokee and went to work for Wilson Foods. He worked there for 21.7 years, retiring in 1987. After retirement he drove the Siouxland regional transport bus for 9 years.
Lester was a member of the United Methodist Church in St. Paul. He was a 50 year old member of the Masonic Lodge and was the Worshipful Master in 1947. He was also a 50 year old member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Here is a quote from Lester: "I liked fishing, hunting, playing cards, playing bowling and VISITING with family and friends … well, anyone." He especially liked spending time with his grandchildren and dogs. At Father's Day he was just 98 and a half years old. He was very proud of it.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his 62-year-old wife Ruby on March 6, 2010, his brother Bill (Rita) Webb, a childhood sister, brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Reta (August) Fuhrman, Oliver (Marcella) Jenness, Erwin (Armeda) Jenness, Virgil (Evangalene) Jenness, Merritt (Velma) Jenness, Howard (Bern) Jenness, Marlin Jenness.
He survived his two children: Rose Marie Webb of West Des Moines, Iowa; Todd (Terri) Webb from Cherokee, Iowa; 8 grandchildren: Lisa Webb-Yi, Terry Webb-Yi, John Webb-Yi, Tracy (Duane) Knowles, Kerri (Jeremy) Hogge, Mike Webb, Tanya (Justin) Mallison, Whitney Webb; 13 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and two sister-in-law: Lois Pflugard of Port Angeles, Washington; Karla Jenness of LeMars, Iowa; also several grandchildren and grandchildren.