Lester L. Powers

Lester L. Powers

MADISON-Lester L. Powers, age 87, passed away on Wednesday, May 28, 2014.

He was born on Dec. 7, 1926, in Cudahy, the son of Leo and Josephine Powers. He married Joan Jungbluth in 1950, and they had six children together. On Feb. 1, 1975, he was joined in marriage to Corrine Adaline Brown; she preceded him in death in 2004. Lester attended Wonewoc High School before entering the U.S. Navy where he proudly served from 1944 until 1946.

He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church and VFW Post No. 7591. Lester and Corrine enjoyed traveling in their camper, dancing and playing cards with their family and friends.

He is survived by his children, Lyle (Donna) Powers of Marshall, Pam Hedley of Sun Prairie, Ron (Ann) Powers of Stoughton, Jerry (Stephanie) Powers of Columbus, Jeff Powers of Madison, Steve Powers of Madison, John “Jack” (Pamela) Brown of Hayward, Marie (Ron) Watters of Stoughton and Janice (John) Brill of Portage; 29 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his sister, Sally Jenks of Lacrosse; and his brother James (Mary) Powers of Sun Prairie.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Corrine Powers; his first wife, Joan (Powers) Barbian; son, Roger Brown; grandson, Harrison Powers; brothers, Charles, Harold and Cecil; sister-in-law, Wilma Powers; son-in-law, Bob Hedley; and special companion, Marion Swenson.

Funeral Services will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Dr., Madison, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 31, 2014, with the Rev. Jeff Vanden Heuvel presiding. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens with military honors being conducted.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday, May 30, 2014. Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.