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Lestina, Frank A. 1875-1958


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 9/24/2017 at 17:25:55

Funeral services for Frank August Lestina, 82, were held Tuesday afternoon at 1:45 o'clock from the Schultz Funeral home to St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran church at 2 o'clock with Rev. R.C. Schlueter officiating. Burial was in the City cemetery.

Mr. Lestina died at his home, Saturday night, Aug. 9, at 7:25 o'clock from a heart ailment. He had been confined to his home since last January. He first was stricken with heart trouble eight years ago.

He was born a son of Joseph Lestina and Cathrine, nee Lestina, Aug. 21, 1875, at Chicago, Ill. He came to Clayton county when a boy with his parents who went to live on a farm in Giard township.

He was married to Martha Schroeder at Monona by Rev. J. Graening, Jan. 13, 1903. They went to live on the farm on which Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Kottman now live. They retired to Monona twenty years ago. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Jan. 13, 1953.

He became a member of St. Paul's Ev Lutheran church, May 16, 1920. He was a member of the Brotherhood.

His parents, five sisters, and one brother preceded him in death.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. LeRoy (Alice) Kottmann and Mrs. Arno (Hazel) Blumhagen; one son, Walter of Ossian; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Music at the services was provided by Don Sabbann, soloist, Mrs. George Heins Jr. was the organist.

Pallbearers were: John Seglar, James Cunningham, Karl Erb, Vern Zieman, Emil Alerich, and Charles Ulish.

Among those from a distance who attended the funeral services were: Ernest Opat, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Opat, and Mrs. Helen Gonia of Milwaukee, Wis.; Mrs. Alex Fechhelm and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Macha and daughter of Marshfield, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Lestina and Reva of Keokuk; Mr. and Mrs. Kirmeth Lestina and Linda of Madison, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Ziemer of Fairmont, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Vance Macha of New Hampton; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Macha and daughter of Calmar; Mrs. Mary Suddendorf and Mr. and Mrs. Harland Kottman and Sheila of McGregor; Mrs. Albert Schroeder and Mrs. Dorothy Pruess of Strawberry Point; Mr. and Mrs. Dan E. Schweikert of Des Moines, and Mrs. Raymond Suckow of Hawkeye.

~Monona Leader, August 14, 1958


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