Cedaredge resident Lester F. Matthies died March 25, 2018, at his home. He was 92.
He was born March 5, 1926, in Newton, Kan., to George and Mary (Dick) Matthies. He spent his childhood on farms near Halstead, Kan., and graduated from Halstead High School in 1943.
On April 23, 1950, he married Pernie Becker in Halstead, Kan. They moved from Wichita, Kan., to Cedaredge in 1988.
Mr. Matthies served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Grand Mesa Southern Baptist Church. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, gardening and traveling.
He is survived by two sons, Rodney (Sunshine) Matthies of Clifton and Randy Matthies of Wichita, Kan.; one sister, Mary Janzen of Newton, Kan.; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Pernie; and a sister, Vera Unruh.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at Grand Mesa Southern Baptist Church in Cedaredge with Pastor Dennis Scroggins officiating. Inurnment will follow at Cedaredge Cemetery.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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