Lester Grasz

Friday, June 17, 2022
Lester Grasz

Lester Grasz, 97, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at Floyd Valley Healthcare in Le Mars.

Lester Alfred Grasz was born Oct. 18, 1924, in Le Mars, the son of Alfred and Hannah (Wilken) Grasz. He grew up on a farm in Grant Township, rural Plymouth County. He attended country school in Brunsville.

He was united in marriage to Ruth Ludwigs on May 25, 1948, at St. Johnís Evangelical Lutheran Church in Craig. Lester and Ruth farmed their entire married life. They started on a farm near Craig before moving to a farm east of Hinton, in 1954.

In 1974, they moved to Ruthís parents farm west of Le Mars where they farmed until retirement. Lester also did custom work for area farmers.

While living on the farm east of Hinton, he was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. After moving west of Le Mars, he became a member of Grace Lutheran Church. Lesterís life revolved around farming and church.

Survivors include his wife of over 74 years, Ruth of Le Mars; a son, Randy (Sheila) Grasz of Sioux City; a daughter, Carol (Ralph) Yanacheak of Le Mars; three grandchildren: Joe (Aleisha) Grasz of Le Mars, Kris (Mike) Trapp of Sioux City, and Stacie Grasz of Alcester, South Dakota; 10 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; two brothers: Vernon Grasz of Le Mars and Larry (Dorothy) Grasz of Le Mars; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Hannah Grasz; his daughter-in-law, Sandy Grasz; two brothers: Orval (Jeanine) Grasz and Norman (Sally) Grasz; and a sister-in-law, Pat Grasz.

Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 21, at Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars. The Reverend Timothy Geitz will officiate. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memory Gardens in Le Mars.

Visitation with the family present will be from 5-7 p.m., Monday, June 20, at Rexwinkel Funeral Home in Le Mars. There will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will resume from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Tuesday at the church.

Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel Funeral Home in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.