Lester Barchus, 85, of Pine River, passed away Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Society, Pine River.
He was born to Loren and Mary Barchus on Nov. 14, 1928, in Chaseley, N.D. Lester was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the 82nd Airborne from 1948 to 1952.
Lester is survived by his wife, Betty; son, Calvin (Tricia) Barchus; daughters, Sharen Fritchie, Dorothy (Rodney) Day and Donna (Dallas) Cook; eight stepchildren; brothers, Raymond Barchus and Doug (Linda) Barchus; sisters, Helen Reeve, Lorrayne Reeve, Anna Mae Rickart, Ona (Ronnie) Anderson and Lura (Lyle) Lauer; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ellowene, and brother, Calvin.
Services were at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Kline Funeral Home, Pine River. Visitation was one hour prior to the service.
Arrangements were with Kline Funeral Home, Pine River.