William M. Lester, 6 North 51 West

In 1900 Monona County, Iowa, John Clark Depue is 62, Anna 40, Nellie 19, Herbert 17, Anna 14, Arthur 10.

John Clark Depue 1838-1902 is buried in Monona County, Iowa, # 97474575, with Annie (McKeever( Depue 1859-1911.

In 1910 Woodbury County, Iowa, Anna Depue is 22, born in Iowa, with Anna 50. Herbert is 27, Nettie 29 and Anna are school teachers, Arthur 20 a laborer.

William married Anna Depue on June 28, 1911 at Sterling, Colorado. The ceremony was performed by Charles Huett, the Methodist Minister at Sterling.

William claimed two quarters in 35, 6N 51W in 1914.

William Morton Lester registered for WWI at LeRoy, born February 11, 1887 at Little Sioux, Iowa, farming, with a wife and childrenc.

In 1920 Logan County, a farm laborer, William is 32, Anna 33, with Louise 7 and William G. 6.

Anna and William are alone in 1940 Logan County, farming.

William 1887-1960 is buried in Sterling # 45664856, with Anna D. (DePue) Lester 1885-1981 # 45664865.

George is buried in Sterling, # 45664887 "George Lester, 90, of Sterling, died Oct. 12, 2004, in Sterling. Visitation is Oct. 15, from 10 a.m, to 5 p.m. at Chaney-Reager Funeral Home. Closed casket services are Saturday, Oct. 16, at 10 a.m., also at the funeral home, with Rev. Derek DeToni Hill officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, with military rites by American Legion Post No. 20. Family and friends will father at the Sterling Elks Lodge after graveside services.
Mr. Lester was born Dec. 4, 1913, in Sterling to Wffliam and Anna (DePue) Lester. He graduated from Harding High School in 1931. Mr. Lester served in the Army during World War II, in Africa and Italy, and received two Bronze Stars.
After the war, he farmed on the family homestead in the Kelly community He was a life member of Elks Lodge No. 1336. Mr. Lester is survived by daughters Eloise Garretson, Sterling, Karyn Brennen, Broomfield; son Morris Lester, Evans; sister Louise Schroeder, Sterling; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by grandson David Garretson.

Louise is buried in Leroy, # 48121580.

Louise Schroeder, 96, of Sterling, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2008, in Boulder. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at Chaney-Reager Funeral Home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at Leroy United Methodist Church with Pastor Joyce Hudiburgh officiating. Interment will be at Leroy Cemetery in Leroy.
She was born Aug. 9, 1912, to William and Anna (Depue) Lester, in Kelly. She graduated from Harding High School.
On Sept. 20, 1929, she married Reuben Schroeder. She was a wife and a homemaker.
Mrs. Schroeder was a member of the Leroy United Methodist Church and Faith United Methodist Church, and Kelly Homemakers.
She enjoyed traveling, poetry, sewing and needlework, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Mrs. Schroeder is survived by her daughters, Donna Waters of Rio Rancho, N.M., Georgia Mayer of Jackson, Wyo., and Anita Landess of Boulder; son, Bill Schroeder and wife Marilyn of Wellington; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Reuben Schroeder; parents; and brother, William George Lester.

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