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Kelso, Lester M.
Lester M. Kelso, 68, of Galesburg, Ill. died 9:04 a.m. Friday, January 20, 2012 at his home.

He was born May 3, 1943 in Dahinda, Ill. to Wilbert F. and Naomi Ruth Kasparie Kelso. He married Sherry E. Wiley. She preceded him in death.

Surviving is his mother Naomi Jones of Dahinda, Ill., two daughters, Mary Jo Brooks and Lynn (and Jeremy) Price both of Galesburg, a son John Kelso, three brothers, Hank Kelso of East Galesburg, Francis Kelso of Dahinda, Ill. and B.W. Kelso of Galesburg and eight grandchildren, Jacob Cochran, Megan Cochran, Courtney Cochran, Stevie Heiman, Christopher Brooks, Zoe Brooks, Mason Price and Evan Kelso.

He was preceded in death by his father, a son Michael Kelso, two daughters, Lisa Kelso and Angie Kelso, a brother Glenn Kelso, an Uncle Claude Kelso and three grandchildren, Aydan Brooks, Ariel Brooks and Ethan Price.

Lester worked for Outboard Marine Corporation, Gale Products Division and Maytag both in Galesburg. He also was a farmer of fresh vegetables and worked for several area farmers. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Graveside service will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 26, 2012 at Knoxville Cemetery, Knoxville, Ill. Rev. Kirk Kendall will officiate. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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