WOLSEY — Lester Kahre, 83, of Wolsey, passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at his home in Wolsey.
His Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. John’s Lutheran Church with burial at St. John’s Cemetery in Wolsey. Visitation, with his family present, will be Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wolsey.
Lester Wayne Kahre was born on April 23, 1938, in Beadle County to Arthur A. and Gertrude (Scheibe) Kahre. He attended St. John’s Parochial School and Wolsey High School, graduating in 1956. Lester then attended South Dakota State University, graduating in 1960. Lester returned to the Wolsey area and farmed.
Lester married Corinne (Gulbraa) Rowe on August 25, 1979, in Wolsey. He was a life-long member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, where he served as the treasurer and the cemetery sexton for many years. Lester was on the Dearborn Township Board and the ASCS county committee.
He is survived by his wife, Corinne of Wolsey; stepdaughter, Toni (Bryan) Miedema of Wolsey; stepson, Jon Rowe of Wolsey; brother, Vernon Kahre of Huron; and sister, Eileen (Larry) Waldner of Huron; grandchildren, Mandy (Dennis) Marone and their children Addison and Hayes, Eric (Jenna) Miedema and their children Cade and Kenley, Jabe (Abbey) Miedema and their daughter Marlene; brother-in-law, Harley (Judy) Gulbraa of Watertown; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws, Herman and Adeline Gulbraa; and sisters-in-law, Geraldine Kahre and Kalyn (Donald) Erickson.