Harry A. Lester

Died Nov. 26, 2018


Harry Alden Lester, 81, passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, at MidMichigan Medical Center - West Branch with his family by his side.

He was born Sept. 13, 1937, in Mayville to Harry and Georgina (Morris) Lester. Harry was raised in West Branch and following his marriage he resided in Alger. He married June M. Badgerow on July 2, 1960, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Alger. He worked for the Arenac County Road Commission prior to going to work at Buick Motor Division; he retired in 1993. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in West Branch. Harry enjoyed spending time with his family and treasured friends, with many of whom he hunted. He also enjoyed motorcycling and snowmobiling with his son, Mark. In his later years, Harry enjoyed hanging out with his grandsons, children and neighbors. He enjoyed nothing better than going for rides and sharing a meal at his favorite restaurants.

Harry is survived by his children, Jonna (Norman) Winter and Mark (Kim James) Lester, all of Alger; son-in-law, William Siminski of Alger; grandsons, Jedson (Emilee) Winter of Saginaw, Wayne (Priscilla) Winter of Gaylord, Garth Siminski of Alger and Devyn Siminski of Warren, Pa.; great-grandchildren, Merciana and Laelana Winter of Saginaw; honorary grandson, Jamie Daly; nephews, Ron Fox and Allen Fox; and nieces, Harriet Hopkins and Paula Ide.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 41 years, June; daughter, Florie Siminski; sisters, Hildred Moss and Katheryn Fox; and brother, George Lester.

Visitation at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch will begin Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, from 3:30-9 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m. The funeral Mass will be Friday, Nov. 30, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in West Branch at 11 a.m. with visitation starting at 10 a.m. Father Emmanuel Finbarr will officiate. Burial will be at Alger Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the family and St. Joseph Catholic Church in West Branch. Online condolences can be shared at www.steuernolmclaren.com.


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