Lester O. Stierlen, 86

StirlenLesterLester Otto Stierlen, 86 years, 5 months, and 4 days old, passed to heaven on June 14, 2013 at Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center, in Ava.
Lester was born Jan. 10, 1927 in Paxton, Neb.,  to William and  Anna (Naiman) Stierlen.
Lester and Inez Brandner were married in Aug. 18, 1967 at Zealand, N.D.
Les  was an iron worker and worked construction. He also enjoyed hunting all the western states for big game, he loved fishing and panning for gold. Spending time with his family gave him great joy.
Lester was preceded by his parents; wife, Inez Stierlen, in 2007; six brothers and one sister.
Les is survived by daughters, Judy Bastin, Ava, Mo.,  Kathleen Potter, and husband Robert, Ava, Mo., Gale Johnson, and husband Dennis, Williams, Minn.,  Paula Welch and husband Ron, Springerville, Ariz., his good friend, Skeeter Bastin, Ava, Mo.; two stepsons, Donnie Brandner and wife Jan, Fargo, N.D., and Randy Brandner and wife Cecelia, Miami, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.
Funeral services for Lester were Tuesday, June 18, at 10 a.m. in the Clinkingbeard Chapel,  with burial in the Girdner Cemetery. Visitation was Tuesday, June 18,  from 9 a.m. to service time in the funeral home. Officiating was Pastor Donald Potter and Pastor Ronnie Pinkney. Memorials may be made to the Girdner Cemetry.
Online condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneral home.com.