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Lester H. Morris: 1927-2017


STREATOR — Lester H. Morris, 90, of Streator, passed away Monday, Dec. 11, at his home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, at St. Michael the Archangel Church with the Rev. Ray Guthrie officiating. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Michael the Archangel Church. Solon-Telford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in St. Anthony Cemetery. Full military rites will be accorded by members of American Legion Post 214 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1492. Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Mr. Morris was born April 12, 1927, in Streator, the son of Harry and Margaret (Jungen) Morris. He married Barbara Bernhard on Jan. 17, 1953, at St. Anthony Church. She survives.
Lester had been employed at the U.S. Post Office and also was a custodian at St. Anthony School prior to his retirement.
He was a member of the former St. Anthony Church and currently a member of St. Michael the Archangel Church and Msgr. George A. Dzuryo Knights of Columbus Council 790, Streator.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; one son, Kevin Morris, of Streator; along with five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Mary Ann Morris; and one brother, James Morris.
Memorials may be made to St. Michael the Archangel School.
Condolences may be left for the family at solontelford.com.

Solon-Telford Funeral Home
301 S. Park St., Streator, IL 61364
815-672-2320 solontelford.com

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