September 1, 1919 - November 12, 2016


Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville for Lester W. Fuchs, age 97, of Paynesville. Lester passed away peacefully on Saturday November 12 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Reverend Glenn Krystosek will officiate. Entombment will take place in the St. Louis Parish Mausoleum.

Relatives and friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday (TODAY) and one hour prior to services on Wednesday, both at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville.

Lester was born September 1, 1919 in Lake Henry, MN to John B. and Barbara (Wuertz) Fuchs . He married Irene Wessel on September 2, 1946 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose. They farmed in the Lake Henry area until 1977 when they retired to Paynesville. He enjoyed Lake Henry Baseball, fishing and helping his son the farm. He was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, St. Louis Knights of Columbus Council 3820 and St. Joseph’s Men’s Society in Lake Henry.

Lester is survived by his children Beverly (Patrick) Athmann of Hanover, Barbara (Ken E.) Lieser of Spring Hill, John (special friend Janell Watkins) of Lake Henry and Mary Ann Spanier of Lake Henry, 15 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and sister-in-law Alvina Woeste of Melrose.

Preceding Lester in death were his parents, wife Irene (2001), granddaughter Amy Lieser, daughter-in-law Darlene Fuchs, son-in-law Dan Spanier, brother Leander, sister Lauretta Gully and infant brother Jerome.