Lester Arnold 1933-2015

Lester Arnold 1933-2015


Lester “Kit-tam-wa” Arnold, 82, Mayetta, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka.

He was born March 22, 1933, in Holton, the son of William and Leona Pahmahmie Arnold. He at­tended Nieve Country School in Jackson County and later earned his G.E.D.

Mr. Arnold served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955 during the Korean conflict. He had been a self-employed painter since 1979 and had previously worked for Goodyear Rubber and Tire Com­pany.

He was a member of Po­tawatomi United Methodist Church, We-Ta-Se American Le­gion Post 410 and Citizen Potawa­tomi Nation.

He married Wanda C. Fitzsim­mons on May 8, 1965, in Topeka. She died in March of 1987. He was also preceded in death by a son, Jo­seph Arnold, on July 18, 2006; and a brother, Albert Arnold.

Survivors include two daughters, Laura Schreiber and husband Steve, Mayetta, and Elaine Dreasher and husband Rick, Hoyt; four sisters, Josephine “Irene” Fleming and Corine Samqua, both of Topeka, June Bosworth, in Ohio, and Geneva Curran, Holton; a brother, Robert Arnold, Topeka; and four grandchildren, Curtis Dreasher, Justen Dreasher, Jamie Arnold and Kurtis Ramage.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mercer Fu­neral Home in Holton. Burial with military honors will follow in Holton Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mayetta United Methodist Church, sent in care of Mercer Fu­neral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.

The Holton Recorder

109 W. Fourth St.
Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-3141

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