Lester W. Aumann, 90, of Decatur, passed away at 7:20 a.m. on Saturday, December 8, 2012, in the Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Lester was born in Adams County on Sunday, January 22, 1922, to the late William C. and Della (Busick) Aumann.
He married Evelyn L. Thieme on August 10, 1947, in Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Decatur; she passed away on July 27, 2012.
Lester was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church-Bingen, the men's club of the church, and American Legion Post 43, Decatur.
He served his country during World War II in the United States Army, where he received the Purple Heart, five Battle Stars, Victory in Europe Ribbon, and participated in the Allied Invasion of Normandy in France, called D-Day.
Lester was a retired farmer and was self-employed in home construction for 37 years. He greatly enjoyed his family and spending time with nature. Additionally, he never met a stranger and took pleasure in meeting and talking with people, both on the construction site and life in general.
In later times, he and Evelyn moved to Woodcrest where he continued meeting people and enjoyed playing cards and putting puzzles together.
Among survivors are his son, Thomas Aumann of Decatur; daughter, Kayleen S. (Rick) Ellinger of Greensburg, Ind.; daughter, Janice (Tim) Grover of Decatur; sister, Irene (Lorenz) Steele of Decatur; sister, Glenys Counterman of Hoagland; nine grandchildren, Jeremy Aumann, Kellie Hadi, Brad Aumann, Shane McBride, Chad McBride, Crista Elias, Michael Grover, Tyler Ellinger, and Zach Ellinger; and 16 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Timothy W. and Ricky L. Aumann; and one grandchild, David Aumann.
Visitation will be from 2-5 and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 11, at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, and one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Visitation will also be held on Wednesday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Woodcrest Porter Auditorium.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12, at St. John Lutheran Church-Bingen, with Pastor Peter Brock officiating.
Burial will follow in the St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery-Bingen.
Preferred memorials are to St. John Lutheran Church-Bingen; Worship For Shut-Ins; or Lutheran Hour.
Online condolences may be made at www.zwickjahn.com .