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“My sincere sympathy to all Lester's family. He, Marie and their children were good friends and neighbors for many years. I know he will be sadly...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Bea Nelson - Duluth, MN

“First off, my condolences to Lesters family. Lester was an exceptional man, & I regret that I didnt spend more time with him & his family. Its sad...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Tim Eiter - Mentor, MN

“Our sympathy to the Krump families. Lester always had a smile for everyone and I never heard him say an unkind word. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Vince & Nancy Dahl - Sun City, AZ

“Lester was a good friend and I always enjoyed time with him. Condolences to Lester's family. I am sure you have wonderful memories of a special man. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Ray (Clancy) DeBoever - Destin, FL

“He was generous, kind and sweet. A privilege to have known Lester! ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Jerry & Mary Hipp

“We had so many good times together that I don't know where to begin. We went fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, went to new effington, SD on an all day...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Corey Peterson - Portland, ME

“Our sincere sympathy to the family. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Sam and Mary Ann Neubauer - MN

“My prayers and condolences to all of Lester's family. He was a good man I had the privilege to know while I lived at St. Thomas. He lived a good life...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Darcy Troville - Seymour, IN

Lester John Krump, 87 of Kent, MN died on March 7, 2012 at St. Catherine's Living Center in Wahpeton, ND surrounded by his family. The visitation is on Friday, March 9 from 4:00 to 7:00pm with a prayer service at 7:00 at Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home, Breckenridge, MN and one hour prior to the funeral at the church. The funeral is at St. Thomas Catholic Church, Kent, MN on Saturday, March 10 at 10:30 am. Father Kenneth Popp is officiating. The interment is at St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery in Kent. Lester was born on May 26, 1924 to Peter and Ella (Foertsch) Krump in Mantador, ND. He grew up on the family farm on the west side of Hankinson, ND and attended school at St. Francis Academy. Lester was an important part of the operation of the family business- Krump Dairy. In 1942, Lester's dad bought the FEMCO No. 2 farm near Kent, MN. Eventually the family farm was turned over to Lester and his brothers. He was united in marriage to Marie Underberg on May 25, 1944 at St. Thomas Catholic Church, Kent. Together they raised their four children and ran the farm. Marie preceded him in death on July 28, 1998. Lester moved into Breckenridge in November of 2003 but continued to help on the farm. Lester was active in St. Thomas Church, the Roberts Township Board, Catholic Order of Foresters, and Eagles Aerie #2749 in Wahpeton, ND. He was a gentle man and a colorful story teller. In his spare time, Lester loved to play cards, fish, and could be seen twirling his bride of 54 years, around on the dance floor. Lester is survived by three children, David (Marsha) Krump of Eau Claire, WI, Marilyn Krump and her companion Gloria Krysiak of Madison, WI, Donald (Laurie) Krump of Worland, Wyoming; his 7 grandchildren, LaNae Loegering, Benjamin (Amanda) Retzak-Krump and Megan Krump; Carly and Haley Krump; Corey (Kari Fischer)Peterson and Amy (Justin) Hashbarger; 8 great-grandchildren; his son-in-law Richard (Suzanne) Peterson of Wahpeton, ND; his siblings Darlene Witt, Hilarion (Hank) Ehlert, Dorothy (Mark) Kaler, Geraldine Arnhalt, Gerald (Grace) Krump, LouElla Freese, Art (Bernice) Krump, Paul (Marlys) Krump, Patricia (Don) Bettise, Elaine (Louis) Nordick, Illa (Dennis) Abel, Emogene "Meg" Parmer, Lee (Shirley) Krump, Lavonne Althoff; a half brother Dennis (Deb) Krump; step- sister Janice (Dale) Lehrke and his special friend Gloria Rezac. Lester is preceded in death by his parents Peter and Ella Krump, his wife Marie Krump, his daughter Cheryl Peterson (2004); 2 half sisters Angeline Buckhouse, Mary Ann Scheller and a step brother Duane Mumm.

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