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Peggy J. Lester
November 3, 1936 - January 14, 2021

Peggy J. Lester

Peggy J. Lester
Nov 3, 1936 - Jan 14, 2021

Peggy J. Lester
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Peggy Joyce Lester, age 84 of Colfax, passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at her home. Private family funeral services will be held on Tuesday at the Howard Street Christian Church. Burial will take place at Colfax Cemetery. An open visitation will be held on Monday, January 18, 2021 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at Coburn Funeral Home. The family will not be present during visitation due to Covid restrictions. Memorials may be directed to the Colfax Fire Station to be used for the flower beds, Howard Street Christian Church or the Colfax Public Library. Condolences may be left for the family at www.coburnfuneralhomes.com


The daughter of Nason and Olive (Swalwell) Kloppenborg, Peggy was born on November 3, 1936, in Baxter, Iowa. On November 18, 1956, she was united in marriage to Rhalee Lester in Baxter. Peggy worked at Shugar's in Colfax and also as a cook at the school in Colfax. She was a longtime member of the Howard Street Christian Church and the Red Hat Society. Peggy was a former Den Mother with Pack 345 for 12 years, the Colfax Women's Club for 20 years and secretary for 15 years, the Tornado Twirlers Square Dance Club in Ankeny, the Fireman's Auxiliary and held all four offices and cared for the flower beds at the fire station.

Those left to honor her memory include her children, Donald Lester, Garry (LaDonna) Lester and Danny (Kim) Lester; an adopted daughter, Billie Jo "BJ" (Mike) Russell; eight grandchildren, Christina (Carrie) Lester-Anderson, Dustin (Nichol) Lester, Kyra Lester, Edik Lester, Ian Lester, Chase (Jessie) Russell, Colton Russell and Chelsea Russell; three great grandchildren, Charity, Hailey and Alexander; siblings, Larry (Mary Alice) Kloppenborg, Myrtle Lester, Elaine Stucky, Nancy (Bob) Diggins and Casey (Cliff) Schuler; in-laws, Jerry Howell and Nita Kloppenborg and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Preceding Peggy in death were her parents, husband, Rhalee in 1993, a brother, John Kloppenborg and a sister, Opal Howell.

 
 

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Barb (Hysell) South on Jan 19, 2021

Peggy was one of the sweetest people I know!

Norma Rawlins on Jan 19, 2021

Peggy and Rhalee were special friends. We have lots of memories camping and sitting around the camp fire. She helped me with a lot of my crocheting projects. Loved her smile and laugh and we had many of them. We will miss her. Gary and Norma

Christina Lester on Jan 18, 2021

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Dave Wolf on Jan 18, 2021

As a youngster, I belonged in the Cub Scout den Peggy led. She was special and will be missed by many. Kathy and I still have the afghan Peggy crocheted for us as a wedding gift. She touched many with her kindness. My heart felt sympathy to the family during this time of loss.

Don Lester on Jan 17, 2021

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Don Lester on Jan 16, 2021

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Brenda Lester on Jan 16, 2021

Always a ready smile, & quick to laugh are my fondest memories of Aunt Peggy. She will be missed. --Brenda Lester

Christina Lester on Jan 16, 2021

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Charley Brown on Jan 16, 2021

So sorry for your loss, Danny and family! Prayers๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

Ira United Church on Jan 16, 2021

Our prayers and sympathies are extended to the friends and family of Peggy Lester.

Jon and Donna (Rhone) Harvey on Jan 16, 2021

The Thompson/Rhone/Lester/Gunsaulus, etc family gatherings bring so many happy memories and when I think of Peggy, it was always that great smile and wonderful laugh! Blessings to all the family.

James Sager on Jan 15, 2021

So sorry for your lost Gary and family she was a great person your in our thoughts and prayers

Janet Gunsaulus on Jan 15, 2021

My sympathy to all of Peggy's family. John and I were married 5 days after her and Rhalee. We used to have so much fun going to dances, camping, and especially playing pinochle with them. Peggy took all of Rhalee's pokes of fun with her customary good grace, but she got her word in too. She was special and I will miss her.

Larry glasford on Jan 15, 2021

We are so sorry for 5he loss of a family member. Peggy was a special lady. It was always a treat to talk to her. Her and rhalee were a special couple. What a great family.

Christy Rawlins on Jan 15, 2021

Lester family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Peggy was so kind and talented. Going to the grocery store hoping to buy freshly baked items by her and getting to see her smile...What a Treat!
Thinking of you all.
Christy

Christy Rawlins on Jan 15, 2021

CandleLester family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Peggy was so kind and talented. Going to the grocery store hoping to buy freshly baked items by her and getting to see her smile...What a Treat!
Thinking of you all.
Christy

mary kloppenborg on Jan 15, 2021

an hour after Casey called about Peggy , Larry went to get the Mail and there was a letter from Peggy dated the nineth. I'd called her before Christmas and she was gone shopping so she wrote a letter. She is the only one in the world that always called me MaryAlice, not even my mother did. I always admired her knitting or crocheting, which ever she did. I loved her laugh Mary Kloppenborg

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Jan
18
Monday
Coburn Funeral Home
24 W Howard Street
Colfax, Iowa 50045
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The family will not be present during visitation due to Covid restrictions.


Service

Jan
19
Tuesday
Howard Street Christian Church
101 N Locust Street
Colfax, Iowa 50054
Private Family Service.


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