June 8, 1928 - June 24, 2007
BENKELMAN -- Lester T. Donohue, 79, died Sunday (June 24, 2007) at the Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman.
He was born June 8, 1928, on his family's farm in Cheyenne County south of Benkelman to James Harry and Alice Maude (Ivie) Donohue, and attended school near his home.
On April 28, 1950, he was united in marriage to Margurete Gerdes at St. Francis.
He worked at various jobs for several years, including working in the oil fields in South Dakota and Kansas, and for the REA in Akron, Colo. He worked for the road department in Cheyenne County for a short time before they moved back to Benkelman where he worked for the city.
He was later employed by Dundy County where he worked for the road department, maintaining roads throughout the county for more than 35 years.
Preceding him in death are his parents, James and Alice Donohue; his wife, Margurete; step-son, Dwayne; and sister-in-law, Wilma.
Survivors include three brothers, Wes Donohue of Big Timber, Kan., Eldon Donohue and wife, Katherine of Upland, Jim Donohue and wife, Linda of Hastings; step-daughter-in-law, Fran, and her daughter, Julie; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were today at 2 p.m. at Forch Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. George Matthews officiating. Interment followed services at the Benkelman Cemetery.
Memorials may be given in his name.
Visitation is today until 2 p.m. at Forch Funeral Chapel in Benkelman.
Arrangements are under the direction of Forch Funeral Chapel of Benkelman.