Lester Littlefield. Submitted photo
Lester Littlefield. Submitted photo

Lester Lafayette Littlefield, Sr. 81, passed away peacefully at the Spring Valley Health & Rehabilitation Center with family by his side on December 3, 2018.

Les was born Aug 18, 1937 to Alvin and Lois (Bartlett) Littlefield in Red Wing, MN.  Les went to Olivet and Spring Valley Schools before moving to California with his family.  He served three years in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany. 

Later he, along with his family, moved to Rapid City, South Dakota (S.D.) where he was an over the road semi-truck driver and liked having a run to Wisconsin to surprise his parents. He lived in S.D for 30 plus years. 

Les enjoyed baking, changing up recipes a little.  Loved his computer and mostly his garden in the summer.  In the early fall of 2015 he moved from S.D. to the Spring Valley Care Center.  His big thing was learning to do plastic canvas from his sister.  Les made something for everyone. “What color do you like?” became very common when making something. 

He had visitors like deer and turkeys at his bird feeders.  He also loved his Walmart trips and lunches out.

Les is survived by wife of 6 months: Joanne (Quackenbush); her sons: Gary (Caroline); and Al (Cayla); and granddaughter; Les’s five sons: Fritz (Sue); Lester Jr (Patty); David (Cari); Terry (Sandy); Richard (Doris).  Eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; five step children; two step grandchildren; one step great grandchild.  Les is also survived by his sister Lin (Arby) Linder; sister-in-law Kristy Littlefield, and many nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by his grandparents Lester and Lena Bartlett; parent Alvin and Lois Littlefield; brother Lloyd.

Visitation is 10-11 a.m. Saturday, January 26, 2019 followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. at the Community Bible Church in Spring Valley.

Keehr Funeral Home, (www.keehrfuneralhome.com) Spring Valley handled arrangements.