Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Lester Junior Amstutz

Lester Junior Amstutz, age 76, of 60 Mansfield Avenue, Shelby, died Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at Med Central Shelby Hospital.

He was born December 13, 1928 in Tiro, Ohio the son of the late Margaret (Swartz) and Lester Amstutz, Sr. Lester was a member of the United States Navy serving in the Korean Conflict from 1948-1952. He was the foreman of packing and receiving at Shelby Standard Company for 43 years and then worked for 6 years at Moritz Materials in Shelby. He was a member of First Lutheran Church, American Legion O’Brien Post #326, where he was a life member, past commander and district officer, Fraternal Order of Eagles #763, Life member of VFW George Broderick Post #291, and Owls Club #2553, all in Shelby. For many years, he coached Little League baseball. Lester enjoyed fishing and woodworking having made a variety of wood crafted pieces for his family. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Lester is survived by his wife, Jacqueline (Auck) Jackie Amstutz, whom he wed on June 1, 1951 in Elizabeth City, N. C.; his children: Gary and Marilyn Amstutz of Sunset Hills, MO, Tanya and Tim Nagel of Bloomville, OH, Taretha Amstutz of Shelby, and Mark and Tara Amstutz of East Alton, IL; 7 grandchildren: Angela Gaietto, Jeremy Roop, Jennifer Amstutz, Darren Amstutz, Tiffany Nagel, Kevin Amstutz, and Nathaniel Jackson; 4 great grandchildren: Andy Felter, Jared Roop, Dominic Gaietto, and Isaac Gaietto; his brothers and sisters: Jean Lohr, Shirley and Jim Stine, Wendall and Naomi Amstutz all of Shelby, Don Amstutz of Fairborn, OH, Roger and Margee Amstutz of Mt. Vernon, OH, Connie and Rich Dickey of Zephyrhill,FL, Paul and Adella Amstutz of Morristown, TN, and Deanna and Tom Wilcox of Tiro. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, Darwin and David Amstutz, 2 sisters, Beverly Zeiters and Sharon Amstutz, a daughter, Marla Amstutz in 1961 and a granddaughter, Amy Roop in 1982.

Friends may call on Friday, March 25, 2005 from 2-4 and 6-9 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, at 10:30 AM with Rev. Steven C. Bond officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Tiro with military honors. Memorial expressions may be made to the American Heart Association or First Lutheran Church ABC Learning Center.

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